On This Day

May 1863 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 5 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 26 Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (sport's first 3-division world champion; Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight), born in Helston, England (d. 1917)
  • May 27 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), born in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire (d. 1921)