On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1885

  • Jan 15 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player, born in Sandborn, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Feb 17 Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • Mar 6 Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)
  • Mar 11 Malcolm Campbell, British motor racer (world land and water speed record holder), born in London, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 24 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08)
  • Apr 13 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • Sep 4 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1971)
  • Sep 28 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • Oct 8 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • Oct 16 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • Dec 21 Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1960)
  • Dec 24 Arthur Dolphin, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump), born in Wilsden, United Kingdom (d. 1942)