On This Day

August 1893 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 28 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; first of his 4 US singles titles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 18 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • Aug 21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)