On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England
  • 1895 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
  • 1938 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • 1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1939 Australian wicketkeeper Donald Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
  • 1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
  • 1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • 1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1963 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • 1967 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • 1967 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • 1976 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/17]
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