On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1919 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • 1923 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • 1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • 1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
  • 1943 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
  • 1949 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • 1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
  • 1957 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, becomes 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1912 E. B. Dwyer, Austalian-born cricketer (Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies at 36
  • 1959 Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death at 60
  • 1987 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1993 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
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