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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Mar 20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Apr 14 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • Apr 23 William Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew (d. 1994)
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, born in Wairoa, New Zealand (d. 1986)
  • May 1 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback, born in DeRidder, Louisiana (d. 1942)
  • May 9 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1998)
  • May 18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jun 12 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Jun 13 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)

  • Jun 21 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)
  • Jun 25 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • Jul 5 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)

Person of interestClarence Campbell

Jul 9 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jul 22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 1979)
  • Sep 21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • Sep 26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Patillas, Puerto Rico (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), born in Zittau, Saxony, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Sep 28 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), born in Klein Luckow, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Sep 28 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)

Person of interestHelen Wills Moody

Oct 6 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (19 Grand Slam titles), born in Centerville California (d. 1998)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Oct 12 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Oct 23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (1st female English Channel 1926), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 5 George Bissett, cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28)
  • Nov 17 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • Nov 26 Bob Johnson, American baseball player, born in Pryor, Oklahoma (d. 1982)
  • Dec 1 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 Leslie Ames, cricketer (England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding batsman)
  • Dec 5 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner), born in White Cliffs, Australia
  • Dec 28 "Vizzy" Maharajkumar of Vizianagram [Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Vijay Ananda Gajapathi Raju], Indian cricketer, cricket administrator and politician, born in India (d. 1965)