On This Day

August 1891 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 31 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Oliver Campbell beats Clarence Hobart 2-6, 7-5, 7-9, 6-1, 6-2; second of 3 straight titles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 12 John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911, 12), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1971)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 14 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies at 50
  • Aug 29 Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)