On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • 1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • 1905 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1908 John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
  • 1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1883 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1966 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
  • 1986 Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • 1991 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1980 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania