On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1743 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes 'Rules of the Ring' - earliest boxing code
  • 1883 Dutch soccer club Dordrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)
  • 1920 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only major league fatality
  • 1924 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1927 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
  • 1936 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
  • 1936 The Berlin Olympic equestrian competition concludes with Germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
  • 1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1919 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin