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Events in Sport

  • Jan 15 SCNEC soccer team forms
  • Jan 24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • Jan 29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
  • Feb 9 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • Feb 16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
  • Feb 18 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
  • Mar 8 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
  • Mar 30 62nd Grand National: Algy Anthony aboard Ambush II wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 6 James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Apr 19 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
  • Apr 19 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • Apr 30 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • May 1 Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
  • May 3 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
  • May 11 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 20 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
  • May 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
  • May 25 Retired London fire master Eyre Massey Shaw aged 70 reputedly becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics for sailing (disputed)
  • May 29 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • May 31 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • Jun 7 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
  • Jun 18 Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners
  • Jun 20 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
  • Jun 21 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • Jun 23 14th U.S. Women's National Championship: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker (6-2, 6-2, 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 17th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (4-6 6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 4 24th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Stan Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 8 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
  • Jul 11 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
  • Jul 13 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • Jul 19 Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
  • Jul 25 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
  • Aug 8 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
  • Aug 10 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
  • Aug 19 Start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris
  • Aug 20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • Aug 21 20th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned (6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • Aug 31 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • Oct 5 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • Oct 28 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • Nov 13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • Nov 17 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 28 Anni Holdmann, German 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • Feb 2 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Feb 2 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • Mar 4 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • Mar 6 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • Mar 13 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • Mar 29 Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Apr 7 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Apr 23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Apr 26 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • May 5 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924)
  • May 24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • Jun 30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Bob Catterall, cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's)
  • Jul 20 Maurice Leyland, prolific cricket left-handed batsman (England)
  • Aug 1 Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
  • Aug 10 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)
  • Aug 11 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • Sep 17 Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • Oct 1 Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 9 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), born in Cavaellon, Haiti (d. 1928)
  • Oct 14 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930)
  • Oct 16 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
  • Oct 19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • Oct 19 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • Oct 23 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
  • Oct 31 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Nov 3 Roger Blunt, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in 9 Tests 1930-32)
  • Nov 11 Helena Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Nov 19 Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)
  • Dec 25 W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
  • Dec 27 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 8 Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Mar 11 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • Mar 31 Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies
  • Nov 21 J J Ferris, cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies