On This Day

December 1910 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Taisto Mäki, Finnish athlete (WR 2 miles, 5,000m and 10,000m simultaneously 1939-42), born in Rekola, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Dec 4 Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (d. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • Dec 17 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
  • Dec 18 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • Dec 27 Neville Crump, British racehorse trainer, born in Beckenham, Kent, England (d. 1997) [1]
  • Dec 28 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 29 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1897-1900), dies of neurasthenia at 38