On This Day in Sport for April 10

Events in Sport

  • 1874 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Mungo Park wins first title by 2 strokes from Tom Morris Jr
  • 1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • 1896 American athlete Thomas Burke claims the sprint double at the Athens Olympics winning the 100m final in 12.0s; his 2nd victory of the Games after success in the 400m
  • 1896 High jumper Ellery Clark leads an American sweep of the placings with a leap of 1.81m at the Athens Olympics; his 2nd victory of the Games after taking out the long jump
  • 1896 Spyridon Louis of Greece wins inaugural Olympic marathon (2:58:50) in Athens; runs last lap accompanied by Constantine I
  • 1913 New York Highlanders play first MLB game as the New York Yankees; lose to the Washington Senators, 2-1 at Griffith Stadium
  • 1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1
  • 1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1938 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas
  • 1960 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

More Weddings & Divorces in Sport