On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
  • 1885 5th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Godfrey M. Brinley (6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1898 18th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. Davis (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
  • 1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • 1930 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1910 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1951 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
  • 1953 Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • 1960 Eduard PĆ¼tsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
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