On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1912 England regains the Ashes
  • 1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes
  • 1923 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes
  • 1932 25th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Kathrine Le Mesurier (9-7, 6-4)
  • 1932 25th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1937 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1876 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1883 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager
  • 1884 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1908 Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic-gold-1936)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1945 George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
  • 1964 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • 1970 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies
  • 1987 M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies

Divorces in Sport

  • 1974 Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage