Birthdays in Sport in 1879

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 12 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
  • Feb 3 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
  • Mar 30 Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
  • May 22 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
  • May 23 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • May 30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • Jun 5 René Pottier, French raing cyclist, born in Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 1907)
  • Jun 8 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), born in Isington, England (d. 1965)
  • Jun 11 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • Jun 13 George Gunn, cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30)
  • Jul 5 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)
  • Jul 27 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (d. 1960)
  • Aug 7 Johannes Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07), born in Berg River, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • Aug 26 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), born in West Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • Sep 17 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
  • Oct 21 Willie Anderson, Scottish golfer (4-time US Open champion), born in North Berwick, Scotland (d. 1910)
  • Dec 19 Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)