October 1873 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 13th British Golf Open: Tom Kidd shoots a 179 at St Andrews

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • Oct 14 Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Oct 19 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 19 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden