On This Day

Year 1862 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 12 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh wins aboard The Huntsman; first French trained winner; only human fatality recorded in the event, jockey Joe Wynne
  • May 15 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn
  • Sep 11 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr retains his title; beats Willie Park Sr. by 3 strokes
  • Oct 14 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • Dec 25 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, South Carolina

Sports Stars Who Died in 1862

  • Oct 18 James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th