Birthdays in Sport in 1904

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • Feb 16 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • Feb 27 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 29 John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)
  • Mar 7 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian Olympic speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)
  • Mar 12 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • Mar 30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Apr 14 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • Apr 17 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1980)
  • May 3 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)

  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 27 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
  • Jul 2 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • Jul 31 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Aug 4 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • Aug 6 Henry Payne Iba, American basketball coach (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Easton, Missouri
  • Aug 8 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), born in Galliate, Italy (d. 1948)
  • Sep 1 Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)
  • Sep 9 Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 7 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • Oct 23 Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)

Person of interestDenny Shute

Oct 25 [Herman] Denny Shute, American golfer and three-time major champion, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • Oct 27 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Nov 5 Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • Nov 14 Harold Larwood, cricketer (England bodyline bowler)
  • Nov 25 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Dec 8 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
  • Dec 12 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • Dec 31 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)