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.
Ralph Greenleaf dies on March 15, 1950.
Michael Phelan, father of American pool, born on April 18th, 1819 Castle Comer, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
Alfredo de Oro born on April 28, 1863 in Manzanillo, Cuba.
On May 27, 2019 John Schmidt runs 626 balls at straight pool, officially breaking Willie Mosconi’s 1954 record. Schmidt played successive games over weeks in the attempt.
Johnston City tournament promoters George Jansco dies on June 4, 1969 of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Willie Mosconi born in Philadelphia in June 27, 1913.
Jacob Jerome Breitkopf Jr. was born on this day at 4:39 a.m. He later shortened his name to Jack Breit, but everyone knew him as Jersey Red. He is remembered as one of the nation’s finest and most colorful one-pocket players.
Given his pedigree, it seemed inevitable that Walter Albert Lindrum one day would make his mark on the world of English billiards. His grandfather, father and brother were champions. But distinguished as these other Lindrums were, none could match the prowess of Walter Albert, who was born on August 29, 1898 and who died on July 30, 1960.