Birthdays in Sport in 1903

  • Jan 10 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Jan 17 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)
  • Feb 5 Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
  • Feb 6 John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)
  • Feb 10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • Feb 12 Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • Feb 21 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Mar 6 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • Mar 20 Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
  • Mar 27 Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
  • Apr 6 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • Apr 17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • Apr 24 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • May 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 11 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)

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May 17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • Jun 11 Ernie Nevers, NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals)

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Jun 13 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Jun 19 Walter Hammond, cricketer (one of the greatest of English batsman)

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Jun 19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 20 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jun 22 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
  • Jun 24 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver
  • Jun 26 Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
  • Sep 17 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
  • Oct 4 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD)
  • Oct 8 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • Oct 19 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • Nov 2 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • Nov 9 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • Nov 15 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
  • Nov 25 William Dehart Hubbard, long jumper (Olympic gold 1924), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 27 Johnny Blood, aka John McNally, early NFL halfback (Green Bay)
  • Dec 6 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)