On This Day

March 1888 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Boxing Title Fight

Mar 10 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L. Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Mar 23 50th Grand National: George Mawson aboard 40/1 outsider Playfair easily wins by 10 lengths from Frigate

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), born in Ratby, Leicestershire, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 4 Knute Rockne, American College Football Hall of Fame receiver, coach, (Notre Dame, 13 National titles), born in Voss, Norway (d. 1931)
  • Mar 4 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • Mar 19 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 27 George Hearne, South African cricket batsman (3 Tests; Western Province), born in Catford, England (d. 1978)
  • Mar 28 Jack Burke Sr., American golfer (US open 1920 runner-up; Senior PGA C'ship 1941), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)