Birthdays in Sport in 1905

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  • 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 Lord Carew, Irish judge (dressage)
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1986)
  • 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, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)
  • Jun 21 Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)
  • Jun 25 Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
  • Jul 5 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • Sep 21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Red Smith, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Sep 26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Sep 27 Ernest Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Sep 28 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • Sep 28 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Helen Wills, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938), 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)
  • 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 (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 bat)
  • Dec 5 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • Dec 6 James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
  • Dec 20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)