Year 1864 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 9 26th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 3rd GN aboard 10/1 Emblematic; winning mare's full sister Emblem the race winner the previous year
  • Jun 27 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia: Colonel Sherman makes unsuccessful frontal attack on Confederate defensive lin
  • Aug 2 Saratoga Racecourse, America's oldest Thoroughbred racetrack, opens its inaugural meet with four days of racing
  • Sep 16 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. wins third title; beats fellow Scot Andrew Strath by 2 strokes

Sports Stars Who Died in 1864

  • Jun 26 Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (American heavyweight champion 1841-51), dies of edema at 45