On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1877 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
  • 1883 Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
  • 1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
  • 1885 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49
  • 1902 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
  • 1906 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1966 Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies
  • 1975 Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 2004 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2011 R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio