On This Day

January 1873 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Tawnaleen, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Jan 10 George Orton, Canadian athlete, born in Strathroy-Caradoc, Canada (d. 1958)
  • Jan 12 Spyridon Louis, Greek distance runner, soldier (winner first modern Olympics marathon 1896), born in Marousi, Greece (d. 1940)
  • Jan 28 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)