On This Day

March 1880 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 19 42nd Grand National: Tommy Beasley aboard Irish 8/1 chance Empress wins by 2 lengths from defending champion The Liberator

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Julian Myrick, American tennis promoter (West Side Tennis Club & Forest Hills Stadium), born in Murfreesboro, North Carolina (d. 1969)
  • Mar 10 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • Mar 22 Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)