On This Day

Year 1819 in Sports History

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (unsanctioned world heavyweight champion 1841-51), born in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Jun 26 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)