On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1868

  • Jan 2 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), born at Lydhurst, England (d. 1928)
  • Feb 6 Syd Callaway, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, 6 wickets, BB 5/37, HS 41; NSW CA, Canterbury [NZ]), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1923)
  • Mar 25 Bill Lockwood, English cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 7/71, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1932)
  • 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 HOF manager (World Series 1918 Boston Red Sox) and executive (10 x World Series NY Yankees), born in Springfield, Illinois (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 HOF left fielder (NL batting champion 1895-96, 1901; 240 hits in 1896 MLB record for 15 years; Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos/Cardinals), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1953)
  • Dec 24 Emanuel Lasker, German World Chess Champion (1894-21), born in Barlinek, Poland (d. 1941)