On This Day

June 1875 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 12 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 7 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)
  • Jun 15 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian cross-country skier who introduced sport to North America, born in Horten, Norway (d. 1987)