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Events in Sport

  • Feb 14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • Mar 28 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Ilex wins
  • May 12 The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
  • May 13 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • May 14 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • Jun 10 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2
  • Jun 27 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Irishman Willoughby Hamilton wins his only Wimbledon title beating William Renshaw 6-8, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lena Rice becomes the only Irish female to win at Wimbledon beating Blanche Bingley on a walkover
  • Jul 23 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Aug 25 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • Aug 27 10th US Men's National Championship, New:port R.I.: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • Sep 1 Brooklyn Bridegrooms win 3 MLB games in one day‚ feasting on the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 10 - 9‚ 3 - 2‚ and 8 - 4
  • Sep 11 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: John Ball becomes first Englishman and first amateur to win the Open; beats Willie Fernie and Archie Simpson by 3 strokes
  • Oct 28 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • Jan 11 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)

Person of interestJoe Malone

Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • May 14 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • Jul 6 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • Jul 30 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), born in Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • Oct 8 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Oct 17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • Nov 12 Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 19 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • Dec 3 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies