On This Day

Year 1919 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 5th Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Great Lakes, US Navy beats Mare Island, USMC, 17-0; MVP: George Halas, US Navy
  • Jan 13 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • Jan 14 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham and Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • Jan 20 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Double Bay, Sydney: Gerald Patterson beats Algernon Kingscote 6-4, 6-4, 8-6 to retain title for Australasia over the Great Britain, 3-1; ends 4-1
  • Feb 1 Brooklyn Robins trade former NL MVP Jake Daubert to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith; result of a salary grievance
  • Feb 18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal
  • Feb 20 Foundation NHL club Toronto Arenas are permitted to cease operations due to financial difficulties; later become Toronto St. Patricks and then Maple Leafs
  • Mar 1 Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Newsy Lalonde sets a playoff record with 5 goals in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over Ottawa in NHL Championship Game 3 in Montreal
  • Mar 6 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • Mar 28 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard Poethlyn; shortest price winner in history at 11-4
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Sports Stars Married in 1919

  • Aug 16 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Sports Stars Divorces in 1919

  • Apr 2 American world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

Sports Stars Who Died in 1919

  • Jan 8 Jim O'Rourke, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL HR leader 1880 Boston Red Caps; NY Giants) and manager (Buffalo Bisons 1881-84, Washington Sens 1893), dies at 68
  • Feb 25 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • Apr 30 Henry Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65
  • Jul 31 Dick Barlow, English cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 2 x 50, 34 wickets, BB 7/40; Lancashire CCC), dies at 68
  • Aug 4 Dave Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (Australia's 1st Test captain; 3 Tests; NSW CA), dies at 74

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