On This Day

Year 1819 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 21 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC

Sports Stars Born in 1819

  • Jan 1 Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (American heavyweight champion 1841-51), born in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Jun 26 Abner Doubleday, American Union Army General-Major, and inventor (San Francisco cable cars), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)