Famous 19th Century Sportspersons
Babe RuthBabe Ruth
06 February 1895, American
 
Yip ManYip Man
01 October 1893, Chinese
Martial Artist

Ty CobbTy Cobb
18 December 1886, American
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder

Jack DempseyJack Dempsey
24 June 1895, American
American professional boxer

Jack Johnson (Boxer)Jack Johnson (Boxer)
31 March 1878, American
 

James NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861, Canadian, American
Invented Basketball
Cy YoungCy Young
29 March 1867, American
Baseball player

Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
08 October 1890, American
Aviator, Racecar Driver, Military Personnel

Burt MunroBurt Munro
25 March 1899, New Zealander
Motorcycle Racer
Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine
31 October 1892, Portuguese, Russian
French chess player

Christy MathewsonChristy Mathewson
12 August 1880, American
Baseball player
Casey StengelCasey Stengel
30 July 1890, American
American baseball manager

Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
25 December 1878, Swiss, American
Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company

Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862, American
 

Morihei UeshibaMorihei Ueshiba
14 December 1883, Japanese
Martial Artist

Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889, British
Politician
Leon ŠtukeljLeon Štukelj
12 November 1898, Slovenian
Gymnast

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
30 October 1888, Greek
Olympic athlete

Rube WaddellRube Waddell
13 October 1876, American
Baseball Player

Li Ching-YuenLi Ching-Yuen
Chinese
Herbalist
Jess McMahonJess McMahon
26 May 1882, American
Boxer

Paul MorphyPaul Morphy
22 June 1837, American
Chess player
Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874, German, American
Baseballer

John Bowes-LyonJohn Bowes-Lyon
01 April 1886, British
Stockbroker, Cricketer

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
22 May 1878, Pakistani
Amateur wrestler
Wesley Branch RickeyWesley Branch Rickey
20 December 1881, American
Baseball player

José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
19 November 1888, Cuban
Chess Player
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
08 May 1893, American
Golfer

Walter JohnsonWalter Johnson
06 November 1887, American
Baseball player

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
24 December 1868, German
Chess player
Louis CyrLouis Cyr
11 October 1863, Canadian
Sportsperson

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Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
10 December 1886, British, American
Actor, Boxer
Wong Fei-hungWong Fei-hung
09 July 1847, Chinese
Physician, Acupuncturist

James ForrestalJames Forrestal
15 February 1892, American
Officer, Banker, Investment banker

Walter HagenWalter Hagen
21 December 1892, American
Golfer

Duke KahanamokuDuke Kahanamoku
24 August 1890, American
Swimmer, Surfer, Actor, Water polo player
John L. SullivanJohn L. Sullivan
15 October 1858, American
Boxer
Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867, German
Bodybuilder

Bhupinder Singh of PatialaBhupinder Singh of Patiala
12 October 1891, Indian
Cricketer

Gene TunneyGene Tunney
25 May 1897, American
Boxer

Arthur Kinnaird, 11th Lord KinnairdArthur Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird
16 February 1847, British
Football player
John B. Kelly Sr.John B. Kelly Sr.
04 October 1889, American
Athlete

William Gilbert GraceWilliam Gilbert Grace
18 July 1848, British
Cricketer

Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman
06 July 1886, Australian
 

Harry VardonHarry Vardon
09 May 1870, Islanders
Golfer

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,
George HalasGeorge Halas
02 February 1895, American
American football player

George HackenschmidtGeorge Hackenschmidt
01 August 1877, French, British, Russian
Wrestler
Young Tom MorrisYoung Tom Morris
20 April 1851, Scottish
Golfer

Floyd CollinsFloyd Collins
20 July 1887, American
Explorer

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Harry GrebHarry Greb
06 June 1894, American
Boxer

Grover Cleveland AlexanderGrover Cleveland Alexander
26 February 1887, American
Baseball Player
James Jackson JeffriesJames Jackson Jeffries
15 April 1875, American
Boxer

Anthony Martin SinatraAnthony Martin Sinatra
04 May 1892, Italian, American
Boxer,

RanjitsinhjiRanjitsinhji
10 September 1872, Indian
Cricketer

Suzanne LenglenSuzanne Lenglen
24 May 1899, French
Tennis Player

Tris SpeakerTris Speaker
04 April 1888, American
Baseball Player
Cap AnsonCap Anson
17 April 1852, American
Baseball Player

Eugene BullardEugene Bullard
09 October 1895, American
Pilot

James J. CorbettJames J. Corbett
01 September 1866, American
Boxer

Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
05 September 1874, American
Baseball player
Jess WillardJess Willard
29 December 1881, American
Boxer

Avery BrundageAvery Brundage
28 September 1887, American
Art collector, Basketball player, Athletics
Joan GamperJoan Gamper
22 November 1877, Swiss
Association football player, Businessperson

Bill TildenBill Tilden
10 February 1893, American
Tennis player, Tennis coach

Malcolm CampbellMalcolm Campbell
11 March 1885, British
Journalist, Racecar driver
William StephensonWilliam Stephenson
23 January 1897, Canadian
Boxer

Mordecai BrownMordecai Brown
19 October 1876, American
Baseball player
Aron NimzowitschAron Nimzowitsch
07 November 1886, Danish, Russian
Chess player

Bill PickettBill Pickett
05 December 1870, American
Cowboy

Sir John Berry HobbsSir John Berry Hobbs
16 December 1882, British
Cricketer
John MorrisseyJohn Morrissey
12 February 1831, American
Politician

Charles ComiskeyCharles Comiskey
15 August 1859, American
Baseball player
Phog AllenPhog Allen
18 November 1885, American
Basketball player

Bob FitzsimmonsBob Fitzsimmons
26 May 1863, British, American
Boxer

John HeismanJohn Heisman
23 October 1869, American
Coach

Pop WarnerPop Warner
05 April 1871, American
Football coach
Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868, Japanese
Karateka
Frank GotchFrank Gotch
27 April 1877, American
Wrestler

Sam LangfordSam Langford
04 March 1883, Canadian
Boxer

Ed DelahantyEd Delahanty
30 October 1867, American
Baseball player

Joe McCarthyJoe McCarthy
21 April 1887, American
Baseball player
Bill KlemBill Klem
22 February 1874, American
Baseball umpire

Eddie CollinsEddie Collins
02 May 1887, American
Baseball Player

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
09 May 1828, British, South African
minister

C. K. NayuduC. K. Nayudu
31 October 1895, Indian
Cricketer

Ed WalshEd Walsh
14 May 1881, American
Baseball pitcher
Glenn CurtissGlenn Curtiss
21 May 1878, American
Aviator

Conn SmytheConn Smythe
01 February 1895, Canadian
Ice Hockey Player
Walter CampWalter Camp
07 April 1859, American
Football Player

Cornelius Vanderbilt WhitneyCornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
20 February 1899, American
Businessman
Billy HamiltonBilly Hamilton
16 February 1866, American
Baseball player
R. Norris WilliamsR. Norris Williams
29 January 1891, American
Tennis player