On This Day

March 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Best 9-wicket haul in cricket history; George Lohmann takes 9-28 as England beats South Africa by an innings and 197 runs in 2nd Test at Johannesburg
  • Mar 22 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 at the Panhellenic Games
  • Mar 27 58th Grand National: Former owner David Campbell wins aboard 40/1 outsider The Soarer

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Clair Bee, American College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Long Island University undefeated 1936, 39; National Invitation Tournament 1939, 41), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1983)
  • Mar 4 Rhys Gemmell, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ships singles & doubles 1921), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur who founded sportswear company Puma, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1974)