On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1883 Philadelphia Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks and passballs counted as errors prior to 1888)
  • 1897 17th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Wilberforce Eaves (4-6, 8-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2)
  • 1906 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
  • 1907 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1926 40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)
  • 1930 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1941 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
  • 1967 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 1979 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • 1987 Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2005 Olympic gold medalist swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband (27) weds fellow Olympic swimmer Minouche Smit at Henkenshage Castle in Sint-Oedenrode, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Divorces in Sport

  • 2010 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage