On This Day

October 24, 1857 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Recognised by FIFA as oldest existing club still playing football in the world, Sheffield FC is founded in Yorkshire, England; now based in Dronfield, Derbyshire

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1894)