On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1901 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • 1920 12th Australasian Championships: Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • 1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1898 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1912 Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
  • 1916 Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • 1916 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)
  • 1957 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
  • 1961 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American swimmer and inventor (b. 1884)
  • 1969 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
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