Birthdays in Sport in 1883

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
  • Feb 13 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player and manager
  • Feb 21 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • Mar 1 Thomas Shelvin, College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Yale), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 1915)
  • Mar 4 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • Apr 12 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Balmain, New South Wales (d. 1959)
  • May 5 Charles "Chief" Bender, American MLB pitcher and only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame (Philadelphia Athletics), born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota (d. 1954)
  • Aug 9 George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)
  • Sep 1 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • Sep 16 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), born in Methlick, Scotland (d. 1964)
  • Oct 26 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • Oct 31 Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1915)
  • Nov 5 Ernie Parker, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Perth, WA (d. 1918)
  • Nov 17 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • Dec 3 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • Dec 10 Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame), born in Paw Paw, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Dec 26 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950)
  • Dec 30 Lester Patrick, NHL pioneer