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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 28 Anni Holdmann, German 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • Feb 2 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Feb 2 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • Mar 4 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • Mar 6 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • Mar 29 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)
  • Apr 7 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Apr 23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • Apr 26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • May 5 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924)
  • May 24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • Jun 30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Bob Catterall, South African cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1961)
  • Jul 20 Maurice Leyland, prolific cricket left-handed batsman (England)
  • Aug 1 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26), born in Witta, Queensland, Australia (d. 1965)
  • Aug 10 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)

  • Aug 11 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • Aug 20 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1994)
  • Sep 17 Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • Oct 1 Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 9 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), born in Cavaellon, Haiti (d. 1928)
  • Oct 14 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • Oct 16 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
  • Oct 19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • Oct 19 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • Oct 23 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
  • Oct 31 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Nov 3 Roger Blunt, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in 9 Tests 1930-32)
  • Nov 3 Adolf Dassler, German founder of sportswear company Adidas, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Nov 11 Helena Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Nov 19 Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)
  • Dec 25 W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
  • Dec 27 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)