On This Day

October 1860 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 17 1st British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins inaugural event by 2 strokes from fellow Scot Tom Morris Sr

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 19 Affie Jarvis, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 18 dismissals; South Australia), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1933)
  • Oct 28 Kanō Jigorō, Japanese educator and the founder of Judo, born in Mikage, Japan (d. 1938)