Birthdays in Sport in 1899

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 23 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (Benfica, 100 year curse), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Feb 3 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • Mar 25 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • Mar 28 August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate and American baseball executive, born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • Mar 28 Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, born in Mitchellville, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Apr 3 David Jack, English footballer (scored 267 goals from 521 appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • Apr 4 William Brann, South African cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1953)

Person of interestLeo Diegel

Apr 27 Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • May 14 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • May 24 Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon champion), born in Paris, France (d. 1938)
  • Jul 10 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • Jul 27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's), born in Obi Obi, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Jul 29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Aug 3 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing drive, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
  • Aug 12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • Sep 2 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • Sep 9 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • Oct 10 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • Oct 11 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • Oct 11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • Oct 14 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)
  • Nov 4 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
  • Nov 11 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • Dec 2 John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • Dec 2 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Dec 4 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • Dec 15 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • Dec 27 Paul Costello, American double sculls (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28)