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 1st cricket international

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 15 Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
  • Apr 21 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 1891)