On This Day

December 1879 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), born in Tauranga, New Zealand (d. 1965)
  • Dec 10 James E. Norris, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Detroit Red Wings), born in Montréal, Canada (d. 1952)
  • Dec 19 Beals Wright, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1905; doubles 1904-06), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Dec 30 Harry Barrett, British athlete (WR marathon 2:42:31 1909), born in London, England (d. 1927)