1913 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 8th Australasian Championships: James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish (3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Mar 4 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
  • Mar 24 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
  • Apr 4 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Covertcoat wins
  • Apr 9 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 19 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
  • May 10 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
  • May 12 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
  • May 14 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
  • May 20 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
  • Jun 13 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
  • Jun 14 27th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green (6-2, 7-5)
  • Jun 24 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • Jun 30 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
  • Jul 4 37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats Maurice E. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
  • Jul 4 30th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats W McNair (6-0 6-4)
  • Jul 25 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
  • Jul 27 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • Jul 28 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • Aug 26 33rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Aug 30 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
  • Aug 31 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Sep 5 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
  • Sep 6 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
  • Sep 14 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
  • Sep 20 19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA
  • Sep 29 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
  • Oct 2 Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3
  • Oct 11 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • Oct 12 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired
  • Oct 24 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Oct 25 5th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 76-0 in Annapolis
  • Nov 15 9th Australasian Championships: Ernie Parker beats Harry Parker (2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Nov 28 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris
  • Nov 29 5th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
  • Dec 6 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • Dec 9 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • Dec 9 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 19 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for heavyweight boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Jan 8 Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
  • Jan 17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • Jan 30 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 Don Hutson, American football player and the first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1997)

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 3 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • Feb 9 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • Feb 14 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • Feb 14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 21 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Charles Leonard, American pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
  • Mar 2 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
  • Mar 12 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • Mar 15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 19 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • Mar 21 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • Apr 13 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic silver 1936)
  • May 17 Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
  • May 24 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936)
  • May 24 Willi Daume, olympic organizer
  • May 29 Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 11 Vince Lombardi, NFL coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 30 Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
  • Jul 13 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic silver 1928)
  • Jul 26 Lou Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • Jul 31 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1984)
  • Aug 11 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • Aug 14 Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • Aug 17 Rudy York, American baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
  • Aug 21 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
  • Aug 28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 29 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • Sep 2 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • Sep 11 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 29 Silvio Piola, soccer star
  • Oct 2 Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • Oct 14 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust)
  • Oct 14 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41)
  • Oct 22 Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • Oct 24 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer
  • Nov 24 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Nov 26 Foy Draper, American relay runner (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Dec 6 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 13 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Dec 18 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • Dec 21 Raich Carter, English soccer star and cricketer, born in Hendon, Sunderland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 26 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 7 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • Feb 23 Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test South African career), dies
  • Jun 5 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, dies at 61
  • Jul 5 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • Sep 12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • Dec 23 James Middleton, cricketer (24 wkt of lefty pace S Af 1895-1903), dies