On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1879 41st Grand National: Garry Moore aboard 5/1 chance The Liberator wins by 2 lengths from Jackal
  • 1884 46th Grand National: Ted Wilson aboard 10/1 shot Voluptuary wins by 4 lengths from Frigate
  • 1890 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall wins aboard 4/1 favourite Ilex
  • 1891 1st world weightlifting championship won by Edward Lawrence in London, England
  • 1919 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard Poethlyn; shortest price winner in history at 11-4
  • 1922 Stanley Cup Final, Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, ON: Toronto St Patricks (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 5-1 for a 3-2 series win
  • 1924 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill wins aboard 25/1 shot Master Robert; last GN from a general riding start, now-familiar 'tape' introduced the following year.
  • 1933 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
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