On This Day

January 1871 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 26 Formation of the first Rugby Union at a meeting at Pall Mall restaurant, London, England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion 1890-92), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1927)
  • Jan 9 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player