On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1919 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • 1919 Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play
  • 1920 VII Summer Olympic Games open in Antwerp, Belgium; first time Olympic Oath voiced, doves released to symbolise peace, and Olympic Flag flown
  • 1932 X Summer Olympic Games close in Los Angeles, USA
  • 1932 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • 1936 United States beats Canada, 19-8 in poor conditions outdoors to win the gold medal in the inaugural men's basketball competition at the Olympics Games in Berlin
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1891 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies at 50
  • 1938 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1938 Jim Kelly, Australian cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies at 71
  • 1943 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), dies at 71
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1964 World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi
  • 2010 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Divorces in Sport

  • 2012 "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married