On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1864

  • Jan 5 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1911)
  • Jan 6 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive, founder and President of the American League, born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • Sep 7 Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), born in Ealing, England (d. 1919)
  • Oct 9 Maud Watson, British tennis player (first Wimbledon female champion 1884-85), born in London, England (d. 1946)
  • Dec 9 Willoughby Hamilton, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), born in Monasterevin, Kildare (d. 1943)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach and administrator (first coach US men's national team), born in NYC, NY (d. 1951)