On This Day

September 1866 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 13 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes
  • Sep 25 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)