On This Day

March 1890 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Norwegian speed skater Oskar Fredriksen sets inaugural 5,000m world record of 9:19.8 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 28 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall wins aboard 4/1 favourite Ilex

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Oscar Egg, Swiss track and road bicycle racer (3 x world hour record), born in Schlatt, Switzerland (d. 1961)