On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
  • 1895 W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1896 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
  • 1899 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
  • 1903 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
  • 1906 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1923 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1939 Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
  • 1964 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • 1964 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
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