On This Day

October 1899 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 10 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • Oct 20 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 10 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon 1921 runner-up), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • Oct 11 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • Oct 11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • Oct 14 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)