On This Day

April 1889 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 14 Efim Bogoljubov, Russian-German chess player, born in Stanislavchyk, Tarashcha Uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • Apr 18 John Kilbane, American featherweight boxing champ (world title held 1912-23), born in Cleveland, Ohio (. 1957)
  • Apr 25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 3 x 100s, 52 wickets, 24 catches), born in Lismore, Australia (d. 1944)
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Simonsen, Danish composer (Olympic Arts bronze, 1928 - Symphony No. 2 (Hellas)), and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1916-47), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1947)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 8 Harry Jupp, English cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for England in 1877), dies at 47