October 1869 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Oct 26 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 23 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1936)

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman