On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1858

  • Jul 26 Tom Garrett, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, TS 51no, 34 wickets; NSW CA), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)

John L. Sullivan

Oct 15 John L. Sullivan, American boxer (first heavyweight gloved champion, de facto 1882-92; last heavyweight bare-knuckle champion), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1918)

  • Nov 23 Frank Hearne, English cricket batsman (2 Tests England, 4 South Africa; Kent, Western Province), born in Ealing, England (d. 1949)
  • Nov 27 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • Dec 4 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 102no; Nottinghamshire CCC) and soccer winger (2 caps; Notts County FC), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1921)