On This Day

Year 1837 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Andrew Strath, Scottish golfer (British Open 1865), born in St. Andrews, Fife (d. 1868)
  • May 9 Adam Opel, German automobile manufacturer (Adam Opel AG), born in Rüsselsheim, Hesse, Prussia (d. 1895)
  • Jun 22 Paul Morphy, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 26 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)