On This Day in Sport for April 18

Events in Sport

  • 1809 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England
  • 1869 1st international cricket match, held in San Francisco, won by California
  • 1898 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00
  • 1904 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring in 2:38:04.4
  • 1908 Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Jewey Smith of England in 5th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1910 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
  • 1918 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play
  • 1921 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna in race record 2:18:57.6
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1992 Swedish tennis ace Stefan Edberg (26) marries Danish model Annette Olsen (27) in Sweden
  • 2001 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 Charles Ebbets, American sports executive (co-owner of Brooklyn Dodgers 1897-1902), dies at 65
  • 1947 Benny Leonard, Jewish-American lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • 1955 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • 1967 Karl Miller, German soccer defender (12 caps; Dresdner SC), dies at 53
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