On This Day

June 5, 1879 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75

Birthdays in Sport

  • René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), born in Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 1907)