January 1891 in Sport

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 6 Ted McDonald, Australian cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's), born in Launceston, Australia (d. 1937)
  • Jan 15 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • Jan 21 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
  • Jan 23 Jüri Lossmann, Estonian marathon runner (silver medal 1920 Olympics), born in Kabala, Estonia (d. 1984)
  • Jan 28 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • Jan 29 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 Joe Hunter, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), dies at 35