On This Day

August 1877 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 24 American outlaw John Wesley Hardin, wanted for murder, is arrested by Texas Rangers on a train in Pensacola, Florida

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 7 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • Aug 10 Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
  • Aug 31 Lizzie Arlington, American baseball pitcher (first woman to play professional men's baseball 1898 Reading Coal Heavers), born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)