On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in December 1905

  • Dec 1 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), born in Elham, Kent, England (d. 1990)
  • Dec 5 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 5 Bruce Drake, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Oklahoma 1938-55, 200-181), born in The Gentry, Texas (d. 1983)
  • Dec 6 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Dec 20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner), born in White Cliffs, Australia
  • Dec 28 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)

About December 1905

How Old? 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)