On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1878

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 19 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • Jan 26 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
  • Feb 2 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
  • Mar 15 Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
  • Mar 22 Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
  • Mar 27 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • Mar 31 Jack Johnson, American boxer (1st African-American heavyweight champion [1908-15]), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1946)
  • Apr 7 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (12 tests 1901-11), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1920)
  • Apr 16 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1914)
  • May 13 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1907)
  • May 14 James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • May 30 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1933)
  • Jun 12 Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1952)
  • Jun 15 Margaret Abbott, American golfer (1st American woman to win Olympic event, golf 1900), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1955)
  • Jul 8 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
  • Aug 17 Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian batsman, century on debut 1902)
  • Aug 31 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), born in California, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • Sep 3 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), born in Ealing, England (d. 1960)
  • Oct 16 Maxey Long, American athlete (d. 1959)
  • Nov 8 Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
  • Nov 23 Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), born in New York, NY (d. 1967)
  • Nov 26 Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist and the first African American to achieve the level of world champion (1899 world track championships), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1932)
  • Dec 25 W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)
  • Dec 25 Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)