On This Day

August 1870 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 8 New York Yacht Club’s first defence of America’s Cup; 'Magic' (US) defeats 'Cambria' (England) and 16 fellow defenders from NY Harbour to Sandy Hook Light Vessel on the Atlantic and return (38 miles)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 11 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
  • Aug 11 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • Aug 18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)