On This Day

September 1895 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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] arrives in Chicago to complete first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle in 15 months and collects her $10,000 prize

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 10 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Sep 15 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • Sep 16 Charles Bidwill, American NFL team owner (Chicago Cardinals 1933-46), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1947)
  • Sep 23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Sep 27 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, born in Spencer House, London (d. 1948)
  • Sep 28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)