On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • 1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
  • 1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1959 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • 1993 Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
  • 1994 Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2006 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1971 NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown
  • 1978 NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua
  • 2011 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas