On This Day

November 1870 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 27 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 21 Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman and captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), born in Glen Osmond, Australia (d. 1946)
  • Nov 21 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal), born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official and 4th President of the International Olympic Committee, born in Morlanda, Sweden (d. 1964)
  • Nov 29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne