August 1895 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 25 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Fred Hovey beats defending champion Robert Wrenn 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title
  • Aug 29 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • 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)