On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1912 Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
  • 1919 Foundation NHL club Toronto Arenas are permitted to cease operations due to financial difficulties; later become Toronto St. Patricks and then Maple Leafs
  • 1923 Christy Mathewson becomes President of Boston Braves
  • 1926 Montreal and Ottawa battle out just the second 0-0 tie in NHL history; dominant goalies are Clint Benedict (Maroons) and Alex Connell (Senators)
  • 1927 Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
  • 1929 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
  • 1930 Capelle soccer team forms
  • 1952 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1937 "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
  • 1964 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1994 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
  • 2003 Harry Jacunski, American football player
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1977 World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City