On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1884 Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves
  • 1887 7th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Henry Slocum (6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1892 12th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5)
  • 1904 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
  • 1905 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
  • 1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1949 Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies
  • 1952 Arky Vaughn, infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
  • 2014 NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade (32) weds actress Gabrielle Union (41) at Miami's Chateau Artisan castle