On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa HC, 3-1 to win 3-team challenge tournament
  • 1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 at the Panhellenic Games
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
  • 1907 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon
  • 1929 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach
  • 1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72
  • 1964 LPGA Western Open Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball
  • 1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1871 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • 1963 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), dies of liver failure at 54
  • 1974 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • 1975 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
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