Calendar

Sep
29
Tue
1929: Birth of Harold Worst
Sep 29 all-day

Harold Worst, future three-cushion and pool champion, is born on Sept. 29, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Oct
2
Fri
1935: Birth of Cisero Murphy
Oct 2 all-day

Birth of Cisero Murphy, Oct. 2, 1935, in New Bern, North Carolina.

Oct
7
Wed
1871: Death of Michael Phelan, Father of American Pool
Oct 7 all-day

Michael Phelan, Father of American Pool, dies on Oct. 7, 1871, presumably from the lingering effects of exposure from a water rescue of his grandson the previous year.

Nov
3
Tue
1899: Birth of Ralph Greenleaf
Nov 3 all-day

Ralph Greenleaf was born in Monmouth, Illinois on Nov. 3, 1899.

Nov
13
Fri
1918: Birth of Luther Lassiter
Nov 13 all-day

Luther “Wimpy” Lassiter born on November 13, 1918.

Jan
4
Mon
1771: Birth of cue tip inventor Francois Mingaud.
Jan 4 all-day

The inventor of the leather cue tip was Francois Mingaud, who was born on Jan. 4, 1771, in Le Cailar, France. He was an infantry officer in Napoleon Bonapartes’ army.

Jan
12
Tue
1953: Death of Straight Pool Inventor Jerome Keogh
Jan 12 all-day

Jerome Keogh, winner of five titles and the inventor of straight pool, dies at age 80 on January 12, 1953.

Jan
22
Fri
1922: 480-ball Balkline Pool High Run by Jake Schaefer
Jan 22 all-day

Jake Schaefer Jr. runs 480 balls in an 18.2 balkline billiards exhibition against Welker Cochran at Chicago, on Jan. 22, 1922.

Feb
9
Tue
1928: Birth of Marshall “Tuscaloosa Squirrel” Carpenter
Feb 9 all-day

Marshall Carpenter born on Feb. 9, 1928.

Mar
15
Mon
1950: Death of Ralph Greenleaf
Mar 15 all-day

Ralph Greenleaf dies on March 15, 1950.