1866 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 7 28th Grand National: Mr Alec Goodman aboard Salamander IRE wins
  • Jul 23 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • Sep 13 7th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 169 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 25 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • Nov 20 Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • Dec 11 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 31 Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
  • Feb 16 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • Feb 24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • Mar 14 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • Mar 22 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)
  • Mar 24 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
  • Mar 28 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Lena Rice, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), born in Marlhill, Ireland (d. 1907)
  • Aug 5 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • Sep 1 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
  • Nov 20 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball
  • Nov 28 Arthur Frederick Augustus "Dick" Lilley, cricket keeper (England)