On This Day

October 1877 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • Oct 4 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry CCC), born in Oxford, England (d. 1946)
  • Oct 13 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

Oct 20 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1915)

  • Oct 27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • Oct 28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Cowden, Illinois (d. 1952)
  • Oct 29 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930), born in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1973)