On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1891 53rd Grand National: Irish jockey, trainer Harry Beasley wins aboard 4/1 Come Away
  • 1892 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen wins aboard 20/1 chance Father O'Flynn
  • 1911 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • 1920 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: Pat O'Hara Wood beats fellow Australian Ronald Thomas 6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3
  • 1934 American all-round female super athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias pitches a hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in their exhibition pre-season baseball game against Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1948 102nd Grand National: 50/1 chance Sheila's Cottage first mare to win the GN for 46 years; ridden by Irish jockey Arthur Thompson
  • 1954 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
  • 1962 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1936 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • 1937 Harry Vardon, Jersey golfer (6 time British Open champion, US Open 1900), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 1990 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • 1990 Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
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