On This Day

March 1891 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 20 53rd Grand National: Irish jockey, trainer Harry Beasley wins aboard 4/1 Come Away
  • Mar 28 1st world weightlifting championship won by Edward Lawrence in London, England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Dazzy Vance, American MLB and hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs), born in Orient, Iowa (d. 1961)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 28 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies