On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
  • 1899 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
  • 1910 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • 1910 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • 1910 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • 1912 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1906 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • 1941 Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
  • 1954 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
  • 2004 Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)
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