On This Day

December 1882 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 7 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • Dec 12 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theorist), born in Stawiski, Poland (d. 1961)
  • Dec 16 Jack Hobbs, English cricketer known as "The Master" and the leading run-scorer (61,760 runs) and century-maker in first-class cricket (199 centuries), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1963)
  • Dec 31 Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), born in Parnell, Missouri (d. 1961)