On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1751 1st American cricket match is played
  • 1883 Baseball returns to Phila, 1st NL game since 1876
  • 1883 NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer
  • 1884 Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US
  • 1891 Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3
  • 1900 Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
  • 1910 Cliff Battles, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1915 Archie Williams, American athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Phila)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1903 Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (compiler of "Scores & Biographies"), dies
  • 1935 Henri PĂ©lissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)
  • 1968 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b.1895)
  • 1969 George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1924), dies

Weddings in Sport

  • 1998 Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)
  • 2009 Olympic swimmer gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia