Birth of Cisero Murphy, Oct. 2, 1935, in New Bern, North Carolina.
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.
Ralph Greenleaf was born in Monmouth, Illinois on Nov. 3, 1899.
Death of “St. Louie” Louis Roberts Dec. 22, 1991.
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.
Jerome Keogh, winner of five titles and the inventor of straight pool, dies at age 80 on January 12, 1953.
Jake Schaefer Jr. runs 480 balls in an 18.2 balkline billiards exhibition against Welker Cochran at Chicago, on Jan. 22, 1922.
Board March March 7, 1913, Masako Katsura was nicknamed “Katsy” and sometimes called the “First Lady of Billiards.” The Japanese carom billiards player who was most active in the 1950s. She died in 1995.