Sports Stars Born in 1893

  • Jan 1 Barney Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Stanley Cup 1915, Vancouver Millionaires; coach Chicago Black Hawks 1927-28), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1971)
  • Jan 20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver triple jump; bronze long jump 1912), born in Norrköping, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • Feb 10 Bill Tilden, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29; Wimbledon 1920-21, 30; French 1927, 30), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • Feb 17 Wally Pipp, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1923; AL HR leader 1916, 17; NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1965)
  • Mar 18 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist, born in Novi Ligure, Italy (d. 1978)
  • Mar 24 George Sisler, American Baseball HOF first baseman (AL MVP 1922; AL batting champion 1920, 22 St. Louis Browns) and manager (St. Louis Browns 1924–26), born in Manchester, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Apr 5 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Olympic gold 1500m, 5000m, allround 1924; 500m, 1500m 1928), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1973)
  • Apr 18 Violette Morris, French athlete and spy for Nazi Germany, born in Paris (d. 1944)
  • Apr 27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • May 7 Frank J. Selke, Canadian Hockey HOF executive (9 x Stanley Cup Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • May 8 Edd Roush, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1919; NL batting champion 1917, 19; Cincinnati Reds), born in Oakland City, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • May 8 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • May 8 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster (BBC) and rugby union player (captain Harlequin RFC), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1963)
  • May 21 Arthur Carr, English cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests, 1 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Mickleham, England (d. 1963)
  • Jun 7 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • Jun 9 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • Jul 6 Wilton St Hill, West Indian cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1957)
  • Jul 9 George Geary, English cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 46 wickets), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 11 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • Jul 22 Jesse Haines, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1926, 31, 34; pitched no-hitter 1924; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Clayton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Aug 18 Burleigh Grimes, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1931 St. Louis Cardinals; NL wins leader 1921, 28; NL strikeout leader 1921 Brooklyn Robins, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • Aug 21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skater (US Singles C'ship 1914, 20-24; Pairs C'ship 1920-27; Olympic bronze 1920), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Aug 22 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 6 dismissals; Cambridge University CC, Kent CCC), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1971)
  • Sep 11 W. Douglas Hawkes, British auto racer and designer, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)
  • Sep 20 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Nov 3 Charley Barrett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cornell undefeated National C'ship 1915), born in Bellevue, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • Nov 3 Robert Lindley Murray, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1917-18), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Nov 14 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), born in Loosduinen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Dec 1 Herman Griffith, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests; 44 wickets; best 6-103), born in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1980)
  • Dec 6 Lou Little [Luigi Piccolo], American college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Dec 31 Jimmy Blanckenberg, South African cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 60 wickets; Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1955)