September 1869 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Sep 16 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: At just 18 years of age, Tom Morris Jr. retains his title; beats fellow Scot Bob Kirk by 11 strokes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 14 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1953)
  • Sep 18 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
  • Sep 30 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPeter Mark Roget

Sep 12 Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), dies at 90

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget