On This Day

November 1886 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 5 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: David Brown beats fellow Scot Willie Campbell by 2 strokes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 7 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1935)
  • Nov 25 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1971)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 8 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29