On This Day

August 1879 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 12 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 7 Johannes Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07), born in Berg River, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • Aug 26 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), born in West Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1958)