On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1668 1st horse race in America takes place
  • 1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
  • 1881 43rd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Woodbrook wins
  • 1887 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard Gamecock wins
  • 1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • 1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1830 Julius Caesar, cricketer (prominent batsman for Surrey)
  • 1868 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • 1899 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • 1909 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
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Deaths in Sport

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Weddings in Sport

  • 1985 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly
  • 2006 Olympic gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley (30) weds Malia Rich in Telluride, Colorado