On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1876

  • Jan 11 Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1952)
  • Jan 11 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Feb 9 Martin Stixrud, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic bronze 1920)
  • Feb 13 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • Mar 1 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian aristocrat and 3rd President of the International Olympic Committee (1925-42), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • Mar 5 Elizabeth Moore, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1896, 1901, 03, 05), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1959)
  • Mar 21 John Tewksbury, American athlete (d. 1968)
  • Apr 14 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • Apr 22 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman of the early 20th century, born in Väike-Maarja, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1920)
  • Apr 28 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • May 3 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • May 3 E. B. Dwyer, Australian-born cricketer (Sussex), born in Redfern, Australia (d. 1912)
  • May 17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • May 26 Jack Root, Austrian-American boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion, born in Frahelž, Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 1963)
  • Jun 4 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), born in Kokstad, Cape Colony (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 H. Guy Bedwell, American thoroughbred trainer (North American champion in wins x 7; earnings 1918-19; first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 1951)
  • Jul 19 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1963)
  • Sep 11 Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), born in Young, Australia (d. 1924)
  • Sep 26 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1964)
  • Oct 8 Willie Smith, Scottish golfer (US Open 1899), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • Oct 13 Rube Waddell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • Oct 19 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
  • Nov 6 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • Nov 7 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • Nov 7 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • Nov 28 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (early South African googly bowler), born in Swartwater, South Africa (d. 1946)
  • Dec 12 Alvin Kraenzlein, American track and field athlete (4 Olympic gold 1900), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1928)