On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1851 1st baseball uniforms worn when the NY Knickerbockers wear a uniform of straw hats, white shirts and blue long trousers
  • 1899 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • 1925 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1929 French Championships Men's Tennis: RenĂ© Lacoste wins his 3rd French title, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6
  • 1929 French Championship Women's Tennis: Defending champion Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu 6-3, 6-4
  • 1930 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
  • 1932 MLBs Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13
  • 1939 71st Belmont: James Stout riding Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
More Events in Sport

Weddings in Sport

  • 1908 NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada