On This Day

1898 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Mar 2 Chasing winning target of 275, Australian cricket batsman Joe Darling bashes 160 in 171 minutes with 30 fours to lead Australia to a 6-wicket 5th Test win over England in Sydney; complete 4-1 series rout
  • Mar 25 60th Grand National: John Gourley wins aboard 25/1 shot Drogheda
  • Apr 18 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00
  • Apr 21 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • Apr 22 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • Apr 22 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • May 4 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
  • May 26 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
  • Jun 9 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr
  • Jun 11 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt Club: Scotsman Fred Herd easily wins by 7 strokes from countryman Alex Smith; first 72-hole US Open
  • Jun 18 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 for her third US singles title

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 27 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • Jul 8 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Aug 22 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins first of 3 straight US singles titles; beats Dwight F. Davis 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  • Dec 12 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • Jan 3 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Jan 24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Feb 15 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • Feb 17 Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
  • Feb 27 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
  • Mar 6 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Conzelman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach, team owner (Chicago Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1970)

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

Apr 9 Curly Lambeau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Apr 15 Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • Apr 21 Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma (d. 1964)
  • Apr 25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • May 1 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • May 25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Jun 1 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Jun 9 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • Jul 14 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • Jul 23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • Aug 13 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), born in Biarritz, France (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1973)
  • Sep 9 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 15 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (Olympic gold 1928), born in Ouled Djellal, Algeria (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wresler and Olympic medalist (d. 1960)
  • Oct 30 Bill Terry, baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Nov 1 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)
  • Nov 12 Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast (d. 1999)
  • Nov 13 Earl Sande, American jockey (Hall of Famer), born in Groton, South Dakota (d. 1968)
  • Nov 30 Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 24 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1967)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 18 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), dies from pneumonia at 46