On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1868

  • Jan 2 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), born at Lydhurst, England (d. 1928)
  • Mar 25 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • Apr 5 Flooi Du Toit, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892), born in Jacobsdal, Orange Free State (d. 1909)
  • May 10 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • Aug 20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1890), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 1954)
  • Aug 25 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
  • Oct 7 Fred Hovey, American tennis player (US Nationals 1895), born in Newton Centre, Massachusetts (d. 1945)
  • Nov 28 William H. Lewis, American College football center and coach (first African-American selected as an All-American; Harvard), born in Berkley, Virginia (d. 1949)
  • Dec 4 Jesse Burkett, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1895-96, 1901; 240 hits in 1896 MLB record for 15 years), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1953)
  • Dec 24 Emanuel Lasker, German world chess champion (1894-21), born in Barlinek, Poland (d. 1941)