On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1898 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania
  • 1899 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
  • 1908 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: American Fred Alexander beats Alfred Dunlop of Australia 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3
  • 1930 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book, ball bouncing into stands not a HR, now a double
  • 1933 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career
  • 1936 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1937 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Washington Redskins beat Chicago Bears, 28-21
  • 1937 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1964 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • 1968 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • 1991 Ken Keltner, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • 1992 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies at 68
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2001 Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
  • 2012 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan