On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1859 Phila A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
  • 1868 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
  • 1880 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI
  • 1900 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • 1902 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • 1914 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1905 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • 1909 Thor Thorvaldsen, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
  • 1920 Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
  • 1924 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)

Deaths in Sport