On This Day

October 1896 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 7 Cyril Allcott, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (6 Tests, 113 runs @ 22.6, 6 wickets; Auckland), born in Lower Moutere, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • Oct 19 Nat Holman, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA, NIT C'ships 1950 CCNY), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Oct 19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball catcher (World Series, NL MVP 1926, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (St.L Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1988)