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Events in Sport

  • Jan 24 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • Jan 31 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Mar 11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • Mar 15 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
  • Mar 29 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins
  • Apr 19 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • Apr 29 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • May 1 Chicago White Sox outfielder Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American League history in a 19-9 win at home against Detroit. The Tigers committed 12 errors
  • May 9 Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • May 23 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
  • May 28 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • Jun 2 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
  • Jun 6 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Scotsman James Braid wins first of 5 Open titles by 3 strokes from Harry Vardon of Jersey

  • Jun 9 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • Jun 15 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
  • Jun 29 15th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Myrtle McAteer (6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Cy Young wins his 300th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Aug 5 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets the first officially recognised world long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 10 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • Aug 21 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an umpire
  • Aug 27 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 5 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • Sep 19 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
  • Oct 4 Charlie Barr skippered Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (UK), 3-0 on New York City Harbour in 11th America's Cup yachting challenge series

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 15 James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Nov 15 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Dec 13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • Dec 14 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 21 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • Jan 25 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Jan 27 Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 8 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
  • Feb 27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Argentina (d. 1991)
  • Mar 3 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • Apr 14 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • May 1 Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)
  • May 2 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • May 8 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • May 9 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • May 15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • May 20 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • May 24 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 1 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • Jun 24 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, born in Azalia, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 2 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
  • Jul 13 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • Jul 20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Jul 28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • Jul 30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • Aug 1 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
  • Aug 3 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Aug 4 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • Aug 29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • Sep 2 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • Sep 16 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Sep 21 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Nov 5 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series)
  • Nov 17 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • Nov 27 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • Dec 14 Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
  • Dec 23 Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Tennis champ Charlotte Cooper (30) weds solicitor Alfred Sterry

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 George Lohmann, British cricketer regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, dies of tuberculosis at 36