On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1916 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City
  • 1933 Bradman takes his second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
  • 1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • 1934 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 1952 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1953 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly wins 1st leg of her Grand Slam; beats Julia Sampson 6-3, 6-2
  • 1953 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Mervyn Rose 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1954 4th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 20-9; MVP: Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia Eagles, LB
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Divorces in Sport

  • 1990 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (46) divorces Linda Kay Cooper after 26 years of marriage