On This Day

October 1888 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; beats Surry 4-1; first national rugby team to wear all-black & perform the 'haka'
  • Oct 8 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jack Burns wins his lone Open title by 1 stroke from Ben Sayers and David Anderson Jr
  • Oct 20 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
  • Oct 31 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 4 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1954)
  • Oct 30 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek Olympic champion (d. 1913)