On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1902 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • 1905 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
  • 1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
  • 1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
  • 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1900 J J Ferris, cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies
  • 1907 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies
  • 1940 Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies
  • 1958 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt