On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1892

  • Jan 13 Paul Smart, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jan 29 Clifford Gray, American bobsledder (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Mar 1 Billy Coutu, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1924; Montreal Canadiens; only player banned from NHL for life, attacked referee 1927), born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Apr 14 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), born in Venice (d. 1967)
  • May 15 Jimmy Wilde, boxer (d. 1969)
  • May 23 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi [Pichichi], Spanish soccer forward (5 caps; Athletic Bilbao), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1922)
  • Jun 23 Able Kiviat, American runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Jul 18 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • Jul 22 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • Jul 26 "Sad" Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1923; World Series 1918, 23; Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • Jul 30 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
  • Aug 11 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 12 Ray Schalk, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago White Sox 1927-28), born in Harvel, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Aug 22 Percy Fender, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 5/90, HS 60; Sussex CCC, Surrey CCC, MCC), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • Sep 11 Ernie Koob, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1917; St. Louis Browns), born in Keeler, Michigan (d. 1941)
  • Sep 18 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • Sep 18 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Newstead Colliery, England (d. 1950)
  • Oct 4 Gaston Chevrolet, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1920), born in Beaune, Côte-d'Or, France (d. 1920)
  • Nov 1 Alexander Alekhine, Russian, French chess player (world champion 1927-35, 37-46), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1946)
  • Nov 14 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), born in Chester Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
  • Nov 16 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian auto racer (72 x major race wins; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1933; European Championship 1932), born in Castel d'Ario, Italy (d. 1953)
  • Nov 26 Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), born in White Earth, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • Dec 1 Charlie Bachman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard and coach (Notre Dame, Florida, Michigan State), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Dec 17 Sam Barry, American collegiate basketball, football, and baseball coach, 1918-50 (University of Southern California, 1929-50), born in Aberdeen, South Dakota (d. 1950)

Walter Hagen

Dec 21 Walter Hagen, American golfer (11 major titles, US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1969)