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September 1894 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 9 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • Sep 17 James Anderson, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1922, 24, 25), born in Sydney NSW (d. 1973)
  • Sep 24 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1968)