Famous 19th Century Sportspersons
Babe RuthBabe Ruth
06 February 1895, American
 
Jack DempseyJack Dempsey
24 June 1895, American
American professional boxer

James NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861, Canadian, American
Invented Basketball

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

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

Cy YoungCy Young
29 March 1867, American
 
Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
25 December 1878, Swiss, American
Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company

Burt MunroBurt Munro
25 March 1899, New Zealander
Motorcycle Racer

Casey StengelCasey Stengel
30 July 1890, American
American baseball manager
Yip ManYip Man
01 October 1893, Chinese
Martial Artist

Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862, American
 
Christy MathewsonChristy Mathewson
12 August 1880, American
Baseball player

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine
31 October 1892, Portuguese, Russian
French chess player

Morihei UeshibaMorihei Ueshiba
14 December 1883, Japanese
Martial Artist

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

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

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859, British
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

George HalasGeorge Halas
02 February 1895, American
American football player
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856, American
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,

Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
08 May 1893, American
Golfer
Curly LambeauCurly Lambeau
09 April 1898, American
Football Player

Louis CyrLouis Cyr
11 October 1863, Canadian
Sportsperson

John HeismanJohn Heisman
23 October 1869, American
Coach
Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874, German, American
Baseballer

Wong Fei-hungWong Fei-hung
09 July 1847, Chinese
Physician, Acupuncturist
John L. SullivanJohn L. Sullivan
15 October 1858, American
Boxer

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

Knute RockneKnute Rockne
04 March 1888, American
Head coach, American football player
Paul MorphyPaul Morphy
22 June 1837, American
Chess player, Chess theoretician

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Kenesaw Mountain LandisKenesaw Mountain Landis
20 November 1866, American
Jurist
Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867, German
Bodybuilder

Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
10 December 1886, British, American
Actor, Boxer

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
22 May 1878, Pakistani
Amateur wrestler

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,
W. Averell HarrimanW. Averell Harriman
15 November 1891, American
Politician
José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
19 November 1888, Cuban
Chess Player

Gene TunneyGene Tunney
25 May 1897, American
Boxer

Duke KahanamokuDuke Kahanamoku
24 August 1890, American
Swimmer, Surfer, Actor, Water polo player

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Pop WarnerPop Warner
05 April 1871, American
Football coach

Walter JohnsonWalter Johnson
06 November 1887, American
Baseball player

George GippGeorge Gipp
18 February 1895, American
American football player

Walter CampWalter Camp
07 April 1859, American
Football Player

James J. CorbettJames J. Corbett
01 September 1866, American
Boxer
Harry VardonHarry Vardon
09 May 1870, Islanders
Golfer

Jess WillardJess Willard
29 December 1881, American
Boxer
Bhupinder Singh of PatialaBhupinder Singh of Patiala
12 October 1891, Indian
Cricketer

Amos Alonzo StaggAmos Alonzo Stagg
16 August 1862, American
Athlete

Tom LongboatTom Longboat
04 June 1887, Canadian
Athletics competitor
Paavo NurmiPaavo Nurmi
13 June 1897, Finnish
Long-distance runner, Marathon runner, Athletics

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
German, Polish
 
John Bowes-LyonJohn Bowes-Lyon
01 April 1886, British
Stockbroker, Cricketer

Bill PickettBill Pickett
05 December 1870, American
Cowboy

Floyd CollinsFloyd Collins
20 July 1887, American
Explorer

Bob FitzsimmonsBob Fitzsimmons
26 May 1863, British
Boxer

Phog AllenPhog Allen
18 November 1885, American
Basketball player
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
21 December 1892, American
Golfer

Tris SpeakerTris Speaker
04 April 1888, American
Baseball Player

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

Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868, Japanese
Karateka
Avery BrundageAvery Brundage
28 September 1887, American
Art collector, Basketball player, Athletics

Bill TildenBill Tilden
10 February 1893, American
Tennis player, Tennis coach
George HackenschmidtGeorge Hackenschmidt
01 August 1877, French, Russian, British
Wrestler

William StephensonWilliam Stephenson
23 January 1897, Canadian
Boxer

Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
05 September 1874, American
Baseball player
Joan GamperJoan Gamper
22 November 1877, Swiss
Association football player, Businessperson

Grover Cleveland AlexanderGrover Cleveland Alexander
26 February 1887, American
Baseball Player
Harry GrebHarry Greb
06 June 1894, American
Boxer

Cap AnsonCap Anson
17 April 1852, American
Baseball Player

Cornelius Vanderbilt WhitneyCornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
20 February 1899, American
Businessman
Frank GotchFrank Gotch
27 April 1877, American
Wrestler

Charles StuddCharles Studd
02 December 1860, British
Cricketer, Author, Missionary
Charles ComiskeyCharles Comiskey
15 August 1859, American
Baseball player

Tazio NuvolariTazio Nuvolari
16 November 1892, Italian
Racing Driver

Eddie CollinsEddie Collins
02 May 1887, American
Baseball Player

Adolf AnderssenAdolf Anderssen
06 July 1818, German, Ukrainian
Chess player, Non-fiction writer
Jean BorotraJean Borotra
13 August 1898, French
Tennis player
Suzanne LenglenSuzanne Lenglen
24 May 1899, French
Tennis Player

Conn SmytheConn Smythe
01 February 1895, Canadian
Ice Hockey Player

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
26 January 1884, American
Explorer

Malcolm CampbellMalcolm Campbell
11 March 1885, British
Journalist, Racecar driver
Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
20 August 1891, Japanese
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor

Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount ChelmsfordFrederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford
12 August 1868, British
British statesman

Benny LeonardBenny Leonard
07 April 1896, American
Boxer

Jimmy WildeJimmy Wilde
15 May 1892, Welsh
Boxer

Fielding H. YostFielding H. Yost
30 April 1871, American
American Football Player
Arthur FriedenreichArthur Friedenreich
18 July 1892, Brazilian
Association football player

George SislerGeorge Sisler
24 March 1893, American
Baseball Player
Jacob L. DeversJacob L. Devers
08 September 1887, American
General

Barney OldfieldBarney Oldfield
29 January 1878, American
Race-Car Driver
Joe GansJoe Gans
25 November 1874, American
Boxer
Georges CarpentierGeorges Carpentier
12 January 1894, French
Boxer