On This Day

June 1890 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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 defending champion Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2
  • Jun 27 Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin "Nunc" Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1941)