On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1901 At the MLB meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise is officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns
  • 1921 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win 2nd Championship; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
  • 1929 Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the first win of an NHL record 14-game winning streak, and a 22-game home winning streak
  • 1932 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers defeat Regina Roughriders, 25-6 for their 5th Championship
  • 1933 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager
  • 1933 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • 1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1944 Temporary merger of 2 NFL teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Cardinals, dissolves at finish of season; WWII ends before start of 1945 season, so both teams resume normal operations
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1879 Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), born in Tauranga, New Zealand (d. 1965)
  • 1883 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1888 Algernon Kingscote, English tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1919), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (d. 1979)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1765 Lord John Sackville, British cricketer (patron of Kent), dies at 52
  • 1890 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), dies of insanity at 39
  • 1961 Pat O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1920, 23), dies at 70
  • 1964 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1993 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)
  • 2005 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil