On This Day

September 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 7 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 13 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Sep 16 André Chéron, French chess and bridge theorist (d. 1980)
  • Sep 22 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Nat Thompson, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1st batsman dismissed in first Test match 1877), dies at 57
  • Sep 24 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35