On This Day

Year 1858 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 6 20th Grand National: William Archer wins aboard outsider Little Charley at 100/6
  • Apr 12 1st US billiards championship, Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy
  • Jul 20 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)

Person of interestJohn L. Sullivan

Oct 15 John L. Sullivan, Irish-American heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1918)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)
  • Nov 23 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • Nov 27 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • Dec 4 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests) and soccer winger (2 caps), born in St Ann's, Nottingham (d. 1921)