On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1865 1st class cricket debut of Dr W G Grace
  • 1874 Game of lawn tennis introduced
  • 1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
  • 1918 32nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1926 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • 1929 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
  • 1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
  • 1937 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1874 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1933 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
  • 1940 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1955 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1958 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California
  • 2005 "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort