On This Day

December 1883 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • Dec 10 Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame 57–17–7), born in Paw Paw, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Dec 26 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950)
  • Dec 30 Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), born in Drummondville, Quebec (d. 1960)