On This Day

March 1883 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 In the series decider England beats Scotland, 2 tries to 1 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh to win the inaugural Home Nations Rugby Championship with an undefeated record
  • Mar 30 45th Grand National: Austrian breeder, owner Count Karel Kinsky rides Zoedone to 10 length win; only 10 starters, the smallest GN field in history; first winning jockey from outside Britain and Ireland

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Tom Shevlin, American College Football Hall of Fame end (Consensus All-American 1902, 04, 05; National C'ship 1902, 05; Yale University), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 1915)
  • Mar 4 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 12 Murrumgunarriman [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies