On This Day

August 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 21 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins second of 3 consecutive US singles titles; beats J. Parmly Paret 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 3 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing driver, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
  • Aug 8 Clarence Kummer, American Racing HOF jockey (Preakness Stakes 1920, 25; Belmont Stakes 1920, 28; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1930)
  • Aug 12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)