On This Day

Year 1847 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne wins aboard 10/1 Mathew; regarded as the first Irish-trained horse to win the race

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 10 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
  • Aug 20 Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (batted in England's 1st 2 Tests 1877), born in Cowmes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1889)
  • Dec 2 Deacon White, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)