March 1885 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 27 47th Grand National: Jockey Ted Wilson wins his second consecutive GN aboard 10/3 favourite Roquefort

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 6 Ring Lardner, American sports writer (Chicago Examiner, Chicago Tribune; "Pullman Pastimes"-The Sporting News; "You Know Me"; the Boston American), born in Niles, Michigan (d. 1933)
  • Mar 11 Malcolm Campbell, British motor racer (world land and water speed record holder), born in London, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 23 Platt Adams, American field athlete (Olympic gold standing high jump 1912), Belleville, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • Mar 24 Charlie Daniels, American swimmer (Olympic gold 220yd, 440yd, 4x50yd freestyle 1904, 100m freestyle 1908), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1973)