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Events in Sport

  • Jan 18 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
  • Feb 9 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • Feb 9 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • Mar 6 England beats Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • Mar 6 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in test cricket (28 mins) England v Australia
  • Mar 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
  • Mar 29 57th Grand National: Mr Joe Widger aboard Wild Man From Borneo wins
  • Apr 13 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
  • May 6 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50
  • May 25 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
  • May 30 W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • Jun 13 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
  • Jun 13 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • Jun 29 9th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Helen Hellwig (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • Jul 11 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 15 12th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 15 19th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 16 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
  • Aug 25 15th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 29 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • Sep 11 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
  • Sep 12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • Sep 12 Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] completes the first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle in 15 months and collects her $10,000 prize
  • Oct 4 Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 to win 1st US Open golf tournament at Newport, Rhode Island
  • Oct 5 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • Nov 2 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
  • Nov 23 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestGeorge Halas

Feb 2 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • Feb 3 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 6 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • Feb 25 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • Apr 4 Charlie Hallows, English cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28), born in Little Lever, Lancashire (d. 1972)
  • Apr 15 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920)
  • Apr 25 Stanley Rous, British soccer official
  • May 24 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)

Person of interestJack Dempsey

Jun 24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

Jun 26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Jul 4 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • Aug 7 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • Aug 9 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • Aug 9 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Aug 10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 14 Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
  • Sep 15 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • Sep 16 Charles W Bidwill Sr, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Sep 27 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)
  • Sep 28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • Oct 10 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • Oct 13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Oct 31 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)