On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in June 1879

  • Jun 1 Max Emmerich, American athlete and gymnast (Olympic gold, triathlon 1904), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1956)
  • Jun 5 René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), born in Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 1907)
  • Jun 8 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), born in Islington, England (d. 1965)
  • Jun 11 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • Jun 13 George Gunn, English cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1958)