On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1882

  • Feb 9 Tom Campbell, South African cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 8 dismissals), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1924)
  • Mar 16 Jim Lightbody, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m, 2590m Steeplechase 1904), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • Apr 1 Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (Olympic gold individual epée, team epée 1912), born in Burcht, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Apr 5 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1955)
  • Apr 7 Bert Ironmonger, Australian cricket spin bowler (14 Tests; 74 wickets @ 17.97; Queensland, Victoria), born in Pine Mountain, Australia (d. 1971)
  • Apr 25 Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (US Open 1908), born in North Berwick, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • May 18 Charles "Babe" Adams, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1906-26 (1 game with St. Louis Cardinals; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Tipton, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • May 30 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (Olympic gold 1908), born in London (d. 1915)
  • Jun 9 Robert Kerr, Canadian sprinter (1909 Olympics), born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Jun 24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria), born in Jamestown, South Australia (d. 1961)
  • Aug 2 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1962)
  • Aug 22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (NBC Radio; RKO newsreels), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), born in Cochecton, New York (d. 1949)
  • Oct 14 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • Oct 15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Oct 18 Lucien Petit-Breton, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1907-8), born in Plessé, France (d. 1917)
  • Nov 9 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman (5 Tests; 3 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC) and umpire (21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • Nov 20 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1963)
  • Dec 7 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • Dec 12 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theorist), born in Stawiski, Poland (d. 1961)

Jack Hobbs

Dec 16 Sir Jack Hobbs, English Cricket Batsman (61 Tests, 5,410 runs @ 56.94, 15 x 100s; leading 1st-class run-scorer [61,760] and century-maker [199]; Surry), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1963)

  • Dec 19 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1915; American AAA Dirt Track C'ships 1908, 09, 10, 11; International Motorsports Hall of Fame), born in Biccari, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Dec 31 Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), born in Parnell, Missouri (d. 1961)