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 cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 8 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies