On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1860 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
  • 1885 Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season
  • 1920 Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0
  • 1935 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
  • 1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 1971 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1848 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1859 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1890 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1906 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • 1958 C L Townsend, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies
  • 1965 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1972 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
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