On This Day

August 1889 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 29 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, Rhode Island)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 8 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), born in Collingwood, Victoria (d. 1977)
  • Aug 10 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Aug 31 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • Aug 31 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), born in London, England (d. 1967)