Birthdays in Sport in 1901

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 21 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • Jan 25 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Jan 27 Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 8 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
  • Feb 27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Argentina (d. 1991)
  • Mar 3 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • Apr 14 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • May 1 Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)
  • May 2 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • May 8 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • May 9 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • May 15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • May 20 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • May 24 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 1 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)

  • Jun 24 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, born in Azalia, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 2 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
  • Jul 13 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • Jul 20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Jul 28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • Jul 30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • Aug 1 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
  • Aug 3 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Aug 4 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • Aug 29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • Sep 2 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • Sep 16 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Sep 21 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Nov 5 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series)
  • Nov 17 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • Nov 27 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • Dec 14 Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
  • Dec 23 Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)