On This Day

March 1879 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 28 41st Grand National: Garry Moore aboard 5/1 chance The Liberator wins by 2 lengths from Jackal
  • Mar 29 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Old Etonians beat Clapham Rovers, 1-0; Charles Clerke scores winner

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 30 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (World Alllround Speed Skating champion 1905), born in Edam. Netherlands (d. 1954)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 13 Adolf Anderssen, German world chess champion (1851-66), dies at 60