On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • 1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
  • 1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators)
  • 1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • 1926 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins

Birthdays in Sport

Deaths in Sport

  • 1948 Ewart Astill, cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies
  • 1982 K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • 1985 Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1989 Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"

Weddings in Sport