Sports Stars Born in 1875

  • Jan 1 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), born in London, England (d. 1954)
  • Jan 7 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • Jan 15 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1929)
  • Mar 9 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1966)

Walter ChryslerWalter Chrysler (1875-1940)

Apr 2 American automotive pioneer (Chrysler Corporation) and thoroughbred breeder, born in Wamego, Kansas

  • Apr 2 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), born in Wincanton, England (d. 1934)

James J. JeffriesJames J. Jeffries (1875-1953)

Apr 15 American heavyweight boxer, born in Carroll, Ohio

  • Apr 27 Freddie Fane, British cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner), born in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1960)
  • May 4 Reggie Schwartz, English cricket spin bowler (20 Tests South Africa, 55 wickets, BB 6/47) and rugby union fly half (3 Tests England), born in London, England (d. 1918)
  • Jun 7 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)
  • Jun 15 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian cross-country skier who introduced sport to North America, born in Horten, Norway (d. 1987)
  • Jul 15 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Aug 31 Eddie Plank, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1910, 11, 13 Philadelphia A's), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • Sep 9 Jack O'Connor, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 13 wickets, BB 5/40; NSW CA, SA CA), born in Boorowa, Australia (d. 1941)
  • Oct 8 Laurence Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902-06, US Nationals 1903), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1919)
  • Oct 18 Len Braund, English cricket all-rounder (23 Tests, 3 x 100, 47 wickets; Surrey CCC, Somerset CCC), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 1955)
  • Dec 25 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)