On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
  • 1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
  • 1887 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
  • 1911 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • 1934 While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
  • 1951 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1861 Richard D Sears, tennis champ, US Open (1881), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1883 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1902 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
  • 1902 Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)
  • 1961 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies
  • 1978 George Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies
  • 1979 Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1953 Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah