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

Sports Stars Born in 1847

  • Jan 28 George Wright, American Baseball HOF shortstop (NA pennant 1872-75 Boston Red Stockings; NL pennant 1877-78 Boston Red Caps, 1879 Providence Grays), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1937)
  • Feb 10 A. N. Hornby, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Lancashire CCC) and rugby union utility back & captain (9 Tests; Lancashire CRFC), born in Blackburn, England (d. 1925)
  • Aug 20 Andrew Greenwood, English cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 49; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (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)