On This Day

August 1884 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears makes it 4 straight US singles titles; beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
  • Aug 28 MLB pitcher Mickey Welsh makes record for most consecutive batters struck out to begin a game, striking out the 1st 9 men he faces

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • Aug 13 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)