On This Day

October 1878 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins 2nd of 3 consecutive Championships; beats Bob Kirk by 2 strokes
  • Oct 22 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 16 Maxey Long, American athlete (d. 1959)