On This Day

Year 1849 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 28 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham wins aboard 20/1 Peter Simple; 2nd consecutive year there are 3 equine fatalities during the race

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 9 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), born in Tong, Shropshire (d. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), born in Emu Plains, New South Wales (d. 1921)
  • Jul 1 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)