On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • 1883 23rd British Golf Open: Willie Fernie shoots a 158 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1900 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery
  • 1906 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • 1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
  • 1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
  • 1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1921 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • 1929 A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
  • 1937 Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
  • 1944 A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies
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Divorces in Sport

  • 1995 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage