On This Day

1855 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 7 17th Grand National: John Hanlon wins aboard Irish horse Wanderer at 25/1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Frank Hadow, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1878; first exponent of the lob), born in London, England (d. 1946)
  • Feb 25 George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
  • Mar 1 Paul Hines, American MLB outfielder (Triple Crown 1878, Providence Grays), born in Virginia (d. 1935)
  • May 7 Willie Fernie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1883), born in St. Andrews, Fife (d. 1924)
  • Jun 22 Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)
  • Aug 3 Joe Hunter, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
  • Aug 11 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • Nov 19 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • Dec 25 James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884