Birthdays in Sport in 1884

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 23 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • Feb 4 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • Feb 8 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1953)
  • Feb 10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • Feb 14 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian-American racing driver, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1952)

Person of interestAlfred Carlton Gilbert

Feb 15 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1961)

  • Feb 22 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • Mar 4 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)

Person of interestMolla Mallory

Mar 6 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • Apr 3 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • Apr 12 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner, born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 1932)
  • May 1 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), born in Mayfair, London (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • Jun 23 Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Jul 14 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • Aug 13 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)
  • Sep 8 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in St. Gilles, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • Sep 21 Shorty Ray, American football player and supervisor of NFL officials, born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1956)
  • Sep 24 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Sep 26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Spooner, American marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • Oct 10 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)