On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • 1912 Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 in 6 innings
  • 1915 White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500
  • 1919 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
  • 1920 Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland
  • 1921 35th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Mary Browne (4-6, 6-4, 6-2)
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1847 Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
  • 1865 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
  • 1868 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • 1908 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1930 Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1968 Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69
  • 1995 Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2011 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California
  • 2016 Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen (31) weds Tom May in Cape Cod, Massachusetts