On This Day

Year 1887 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 4 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (San Francisco to San Francisco)
  • Feb 14 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • Feb 26 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Mar 25 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard 20/1 chance Gamecock wins by 3 lengths from Savoyard
  • Apr 10 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • Apr 20 Georges Bouton wins the world’s 1st motor race on a steam-powered quadricycle, a 'test' organised by French newspaper Le Velocipede
  • Apr 30 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
  • May 11 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
  • May 13 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
  • Jun 9 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
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Sports Stars Married in 1887