On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1874 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56.5
  • 1883 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42.5
  • 1884 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
  • 1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
  • 1898 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
  • 1907 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1863 Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
  • 1876 Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
  • 1909 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • 1918 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1944 C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1954 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (b. 1900)
  • 1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
  • 1959 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne