On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
  • 1948 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
  • 1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1953 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1960 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1959 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1968 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
  • 1978 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
  • 1979 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
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