On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 864 The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
  • 1900 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
  • 1902 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
  • 1914 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
  • 1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win

Weddings in Sport

  • 1986 Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall