On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 12

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
  • 1879 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
  • 1884 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • 1886 W. G. Grace makes his highest Test Cricket score, scoring 170 vs Australia at The Oval
  • 1896 Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
  • 1928 IX Summer Olympic Games close in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1936 After 24 year absence a baseball demonstration game is played between 2 American teams at Berlin Olympics, World Champions beat US Olympics, 6-5
  • 1936 American diver Marjorie Gestring wins 3m springboard gold at the Berlin Olympics, youngest Olympic gold medalist (13 years 268 days)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1940 PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1900 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian World Chess Champion (1866-94), dies at 64
  • 1904 William Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1881-6, 89), dies of epileptic convulsions at 43
  • 1941 Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • 1959 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 81 (b. 1877)
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