On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1880

  • Oct 4 Young Corbett II (William J. Rothwell), American boxer (world featherweight champion 1901-02), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1927)
  • Oct 21 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • Oct 22 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)