On This Day

Year 1882 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 17 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Mar 24 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard 10/1 shot Seaman wins in heavy snow and freezing conditions
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion William Renshaw beats twin brother Ernest 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 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
  • Sep 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • Sep 30 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
  • 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

  • Feb 9 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • Mar 16 Jim Lightbody, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m, 2590m Steeplechase 1904), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • Apr 1 Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (Olympic gold individual epée, team epée 1912), born in Burcht, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 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)
  • Apr 25 Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (US Open 1908), born in North Berwick, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • May 18 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • May 30 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (Olympic gold 1908), born in London (d. 1915)
  • Jun 9 Robert Kerr, Canadian sprinter (1909 Olympics), born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Jun 24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria), born in Jamestown, South Australia (d. 1961)
  • Aug 2 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1936)
  • Aug 2 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1962)
  • Aug 22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in Stoke Newington, London (d. 1930)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), born in Cochecton, New York (d. 1949)
  • Sep 28 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • Oct 14 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • Oct 15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Oct 18 Lucien Petit-Breton, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1907-8), born in Plessé, France (d. 1917)
  • Nov 9 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • Nov 20 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1963)
  • Dec 7 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • Dec 12 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theorist), born in Stawiski, Poland (d. 1961)
  • 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 A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), born in Parnell, Missouri (d. 1961)