On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1875 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
  • 1900 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • 1946 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
  • 1951 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 1954 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • 1958 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1964 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold 1908), dies at 35
  • 1978 George Hearne, South African cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies
  • 1982 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • 1989 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1987 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland
  • 2010 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • 2012 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington