On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Ottawa Football Club forms
  • 1902 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1907 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • 1908 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA
  • 1919 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Engineers Country Club, Roslyn, NY
  • 1919 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
  • 1924 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies
  • 1989 Richie Ginther, American racing driver, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 1992 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • 1993 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
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