On This Day

January 1865 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 2 Welterweight Con Orem & heavyweight Hugh O'Neill brawl for 185 rounds before darkness ends legendary bare knuckle boxing match in Virginia City, Montana

Birthdays in Sport

Henri Desgrange

Jan 31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)