On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass)
  • 1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • 1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
  • 1890 14th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1)
  • 1907 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • 1898 Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
  • 1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1932 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
  • 1942 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • 1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • 1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64

Weddings in Sport

  • 1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
  • 2011 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township