1865 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 8 27th Grand National: Captain Henry Coventry aboard Alcibiade FRA wins

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Jun 22 1st class cricket debut of Dr W. G. Grace

Cricketer W. G. Grace
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W. G. Grace
  • Sep 14 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Andrew Strath wins his first title; beats 2-time champion Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)
  • Feb 23 Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Mar 10 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • Mar 16 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Jun 2 George Lohmann, British cricketer regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, born in Kensington, England (d. 1901)
  • Aug 4 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1890)
  • Aug 20 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1911)
  • Oct 19 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
  • Nov 1 Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)