1856 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Feb 27 18th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Freetrader wins
  • Jun 8 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 11 Arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent)
  • May 13 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
  • Jul 7 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • Jul 15 Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
  • Aug 1 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • Nov 3 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)