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Events in Sport

  • Feb 17 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Mar 24 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
  • May 16 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
  • May 27 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
  • Jun 8 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
  • Jun 24 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
  • Jul 17 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
  • Aug 29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Sep 2 2nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark (6-1, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Sep 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • Sep 30 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • Oct 6 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • Oct 7 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestArnold Rothstein

Jan 17 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), born in NYC, New York (d, 1928)

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Feb 9 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • Mar 15 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
  • Apr 1 Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1955)
  • Apr 7 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • May 18 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • May 30 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • Jun 9 Bobby Kerr, Canadian sprinter (d. 1963)
  • Jun 24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • Aug 2 Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
  • Aug 22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • Sep 28 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • Oct 14 Charlie Parker, cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test)
  • Oct 15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • Oct 18 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • Nov 9 Joe Hardstaff Sr, English cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • Nov 20 Andy Coakley, baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University (d. 1963)
  • Dec 7 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)
  • Dec 16 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
  • Dec 16 John Berry Hobbs, England, 1st cricket played knighted (1953)
  • Dec 31 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)