On This Day in Sport for April 20

Events in Sport

  • 1887 Georges Bouton wins the world’s 1st motor race on a steam-powered quadricycle, a 'test' organised by French newspaper Le Velocipede
  • 1903 7th Boston Marathon won by Irishman John Lorden in 2:41:29.8
  • 1908 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey in 2:25:43.2
  • 1908 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • 1910 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • 1912 Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • 1912 Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleveland Indians 6-5
  • 1914 18th Boston Marathon won by Canadian James Duffy in 2:25:01.2
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1991 Soviet Russian figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (19) weds Soviet Russian figure skater Sergei Grinkov (24), in a state sanctioned ceremony
  • 2002 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson
  • 2002 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1908 Henry Chadwick, English-American Baseball HOF pioneer (1st rule book; created game stats eg. BA, ERA; box scores), dies at 85
  • 1918 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • 1925 Herbert Lawford, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1887; first exponent of topspin), dies at 73
  • 1964 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, dies at 64
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