On This Day

Year 1850 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 27 12th Grand National: Chris Green wins aboard Irish outsider Abd-El-Kader; goes on to become first dual winner and first to win in consecutive years

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 10 Spencer Gore, British tennis player (1st Wimbledon winner 1877), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1906)
  • May 8 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1915)
  • May 10 Thomas Lipton, Scottish yachtsman (5-time America's Cup challenger) and tea merchant (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1931)
  • Sep 2 Albert Spalding, American baseball player, founder of Spalding sports company, born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)
  • Dec 13 G. F. Grace, English cricketer and brother of W. G. Grace), born in Downend, Bristol (d. 1880)
  • Dec 16 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)