On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Day 2 of first cricket test between Australia and England, Australia 586 runs (Gregory 201) England 3-130
  • 1909 Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1925 1st hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens 3, NY Americans 1
  • 1930 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
  • 1933 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
  • 1935 Detroit Lions win NFL championship
  • 1935 Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
  • 1946 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1860 Abner Powell, American baseball player, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • 1899 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 1919 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1925 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1939 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Aust 1895-1898, 17 wkts), dies at 69
  • 1961 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
  • 1968 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
  • 1991 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), dies at 90
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