On This Day

November 1903 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • Nov 9 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • Nov 15 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
  • Nov 25 Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • Nov 27 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), born in New Richmond, Wisconsin (d. 1985)