On This Day

September 1880 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Sep 7 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • Sep 29 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 14 Archie Hahn, American sprinter, born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin (d. 1955)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 22 G. F. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies at 29