On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1789 Tennis Court Oath (for a new constitution) in France made at Versailles
  • 1896 10th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Juliette Atkinson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1900 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
  • 1912 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
  • 1914 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • 1919 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
  • 1930 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1860 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1897 Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (South African all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)
  • 1903 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Billy Werber, American baseball player
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1888 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
  • 1950 Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
  • 1952 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1976 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1894 Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California
  • 2004 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey