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Events in Sport

  • Jan 14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Mar 2 Australia complete a 4-1 cricket series annihilation of England
  • Mar 25 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins
  • Apr 19 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 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 38th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 307 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Jun 11 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
  • Jun 18 4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club, Massachusetts
  • Jun 18 12th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones (6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 28 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 28 22nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 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 18th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman 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, NFL quarterback and coach/team owner (Chicago)

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

Apr 9 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Apr 21 Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
  • 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 (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 (d. 1967)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 18 George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies