On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1871 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
  • 1873 34th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Disturbance wins
  • 1885 47th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Roquefort wins
  • 1896 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins
  • 1903 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Drumcree wins
  • 1908 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe aboard Rubio wins
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859 George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
  • 1879 Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
  • 1903 Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
  • 1910 Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1927 Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)
  • 1933 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies
  • 1947 Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
  • 2005 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
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