On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • 1909 Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
  • 1912 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • 1916 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
  • 1921 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1928 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1946 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • 1948 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies at 42
  • 1968 Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1979 MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton
  • 1993 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

Divorces in Sport

  • 1984 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage