On This Day

Year 1831 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 10 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing in New York City, the premier sports journal of the 19th century

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 12 John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
  • Aug 16 Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1924)