Birthdays in Sport in 1902

  • Jan 1 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • Feb 7 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • Feb 27 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920)
  • Feb 27 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)
  • Mar 2 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)

Person of interestBobby Jones

Mar 17 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Apr 1 L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
  • Apr 8 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • May 7 Sal Gliatto, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • May 8 Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)
  • May 21 Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
  • May 22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 4 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Jun 17 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

Jun 21 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Jun 28 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32)
  • Jul 3 Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)
  • Jul 7 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Bicycle Thiefs)
  • Jul 31 G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)
  • Aug 4 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • Aug 11 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
  • Sep 4 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • Sep 4 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, British cricketer, born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 19 James Van Alen, created Simplified Scoring System for tennis
  • Sep 21 Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic gold 1936)

Person of interestRay Kroc

Oct 5 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Oct 13 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Oct 14 Stanley Coen, cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28)
  • Oct 14 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Oct 26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • Oct 26 Jack Sharkey [Joseph Paul Zukauskas], American boxer and world heavyweight boxing champion, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
  • Nov 22 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)

Person of interestEddie Shore

Nov 25 Eddie Shore, Canadian NHL hall of famer, born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories (d. 1985)

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Dec 1 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • Dec 7 J G Navle, cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper)