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Year 1891 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 28 1st world weightlifting championship won by Edward Lawrence in London, England
  • Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1891

  • Jan 4 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • Feb 26 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), dies from consumption at 46
  • Mar 28 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
  • Jun 23 George Parr, English cricket batsman (captain first England touring team [North America 1859], second tour [Australia & NZ 1864]), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricket all-rounder (Aboriginal tour of England 1868), dies at 50

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