On This Day

Year 1841 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 3rd Grand National: Horatio Powell wins aboard 14/1 Charity; first mare to win the race
  • Sep 9 Tom Hyer beats George McChester in 101 rounds at Caldwell's Landing, NY to become first American heavyweight boxing champion

Sports Stars Born in 1841

  • Jan 15 Lord Frederick Stanley, British politician & presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1908)
  • Aug 13 Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricket all-rounder (Aboriginal tour of England 1868), born in Harrow, Australia (d. 1891)
  • Sep 3 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • Nov 28 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 1911)