Birthdays in Sport in 1895

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Person of interestGeorge Halas

Feb 2 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • Feb 3 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 6 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 25 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • Apr 4 Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
  • Apr 15 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920)
  • Apr 25 Stanley Rous, British soccer official
  • May 24 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)

Person of interestJack Dempsey

Jun 24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

Jun 26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Jul 4 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • Aug 7 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • Aug 9 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • Aug 9 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Aug 10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 14 Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
  • Sep 15 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • Sep 16 Charles W Bidwill Sr, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Sep 27 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)
  • Sep 28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • Oct 10 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • Oct 13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Oct 31 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)