On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1890 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
  • 1891 5th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Ellen Roosevelt (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 1899 16th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)
  • 1899 23rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Arthur Gore (1-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3)
  • 1902 16th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 1-0, ret.)
  • 1903 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
  • 1917 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • 1918 Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1924 Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1912 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
  • 1960 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1968 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for S Af), dies
  • 1970 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2009 "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California