1877 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 15 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG
  • Mar 16 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • Mar 17 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v England
  • Mar 23 38th Grand National: Mr Fred Hobson aboard Austerlitz wins

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Mar 31 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Aust v Eng MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
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Fred Spofforth
  • Apr 6 17th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 160 at Musselburgh Links
  • Apr 12 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
  • May 22 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
  • May 24 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
  • Jun 9 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46
  • Jul 9 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • Jul 19 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)
  • Dec 22 "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 27 Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • Mar 18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • May 4 Arthur Lang, American boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)
  • Jul 19 Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
  • Aug 7 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • Sep 7 Mike O'Neill, Irish baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Sep 9 Frank Chance, baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
  • Oct 4 Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
  • Oct 13 Bernard Bosanquet, cricketer (pioneer of googly)
  • Oct 27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • Oct 28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
  • Oct 29 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
  • Nov 2 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912), born in Darlinghurst, Australia (d. 1915)
  • Nov 17 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)