1873 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 27 34th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Disturbance wins
  • May 23 1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43
  • Jun 7 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • Sep 23 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
  • Oct 4 13th British Golf Open: Tom Kidd shoots a 179 at St Andrews

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • Jan 10 George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
  • Jan 12 Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
  • Jan 28 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
  • Feb 4 √Čtienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
  • Apr 7 John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • Apr 19 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • May 8 Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)
  • Sep 20 Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)
  • Sep 20 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
  • Oct 2 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • Oct 14 Ray Ewry, jumper (10 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 06, 08), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Oct 19 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)

Person of interestJaap Eden

Oct 19 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden

Person of interestTeddy Flack

Nov 5 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack

Person of interestW. C. Handy

Nov 16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Nov 22 Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)