On This Day

Year 1844 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 28 6th Grand National: John Crickmere wins aboard 5/1 co-favourite Discount
  • Jul 30 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
  • Sep 25 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC

Sports Stars Born in 1844

  • Apr 21 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 1891)
  • May 3 Thomas Kelly, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 35; Victoria CA), born in County Waterford, Ireland (d. 1893)