On This Day

March 1889 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 25 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • Mar 29 51st Grand National: Jockey Tommy Beasley wins his third GN aboard Irish 2-time runner-up Frigate at 8/1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 16 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1908), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1951)
  • Mar 24 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)