1884 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Feb 7 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
  • Mar 28 46th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Voluptuary wins
  • May 1 Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US
  • May 16 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25
  • May 22 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
  • May 23 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Jun 4 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • Jul 10 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
  • Jul 19 8th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 6-4 9-7)
  • Jul 21 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
  • Aug 11 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
  • Aug 12 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • Aug 27 4th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor (6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • Aug 30 Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves
  • Oct 3 24th British Golf Open: Jack Simpson shoots a 160 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 22 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • Oct 23 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats NY Mets (AA) 6-0
  • Oct 25 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
  • Nov 1 The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 23 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • Feb 4 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • Feb 8 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1953)
  • Feb 10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 13 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1961)

  • Feb 14 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • Feb 22 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • Mar 4 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • Apr 3 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • Apr 12 Tenby Davies, Welsh world champion runner (d. 1932)
  • May 1 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • Jun 23 Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Jul 14 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • Aug 13 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Sep 8 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • Sep 21 Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • Sep 24 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Sep 26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Spooner, American marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • Oct 10 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 5 John Wisden, English cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies at 57
  • Sep 28 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies