On This Day

On This Day in Sport for April 9

Events in Sport

  • 1880 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Scotsman Bob Ferguson wins first of 3 straight titles; beats Peter Paxton by 5 strokes
  • 1896 Australian athlete Edwin Flack claims the middle distance double at the Athens Olympics winning the 800m final in 2:11.0; his 2nd victory of the Games after success in the 1500m
  • 1896 Greek shooter Pantelis Karasevdas scores a perfect 40 hits to win the military rifle event at the Athens Olympics; Greek 1-2-3 with Pavlos Pavlidis and Nicolaos Trikupis taking out the minor placings
  • 1912 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • 1913 Brooklyn Superbas' (later Dodgers) Ebbets Field opens; visiting Philadelphia Phillies win, 1-0
  • 1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • 1928 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • 1931 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1981 NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young
  • 2010 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia

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