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On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1888 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis; St. Louis Browns rout NY Giants, 18-7 in Game 10 but lose series, 6-4
  • 1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½"
  • 1961 American Basketball League starts play
  • 1963 Detroit Red Wings right wing Gordie Howe scores 544th career goal in 6-4 loss to Montreal Canadiens, tying Maurice Richard's all-time NHL regular season record
  • 1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 1974 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:46:24) in Neuf-Brisach, France
  • 1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • 1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 John Harry, cricket wicket-keeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1935 E. A. D. [Ernest Arthur Douglas] Eldridge, British racing driver, dies at 40
  • 1949 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • 1953 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1910 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan
  • 1971 Baseball player Steve Garvey (22) weds Cyndy Truman
  • 2005 Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Fonsi Nieto (27) weds model Ariadne Artiles at Iglesia de San Miguel in Ibiza