Birthdays in Sport in 1896

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 11 Paddy Driscoll, NFL quarterback and coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
  • Jan 29 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
  • Feb 22 Edvin Wide, Swedish 10K runner (Olympic silver 1924)
  • Mar 26 Rudolf Dassler, German founder of sportswear company Puma, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Apr 7 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • Apr 27 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)
  • May 13 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic gold 1928, 32)
  • May 28 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
  • Jun 18 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)
  • Jun 29 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)
  • Jul 26 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), born in Nottingham (d. 1933)
  • Sep 13 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Sep 16 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • Sep 22 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
  • Oct 7 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)
  • Oct 19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Oct 20 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • Nov 8 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
  • Nov 10 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder, manager (All Star 1933-34), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Dec 6 George Trafton, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 27 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)