On This Day

Year 1845 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 5 7th Grand National: William Loft aboard outsider Cure-All wins in record time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds
  • Sep 23 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 14 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866), born in London (d. 1875)
  • Apr 15 Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain), born in Fairy Meadow, New South Wales (d. 1919)
  • May 25 Lip Pike, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1893)
  • Nov 14 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)