On This Day

April 1880 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 9 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Scotsman Bob Ferguson wins first of 3 straight titles; beats Peter Paxton by 5 strokes
  • Apr 24 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Harold Weekes, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Columbia University; All American 1901), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1950)
  • Apr 18 Sam Crawford, American MLB baseball player, born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1968)