On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 15

Events in Sport

  • 1903 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground; New Zealand win 22-3
  • 1905 Philadelphia A's future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • 1912 Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
  • 1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, New York: Norman Brookes beats American Dick Norris Williams 6-1, 6-2, 8-10, 6-3 to give Australasia unassailable 3-1 lead; win 3-2
  • 1925 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
  • 1931 Spakenburg soccer team forms
  • 1936 Marshall Wayne and Elbert Root make it an American 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936 Americans make a clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls and Dorothy Poynton-Hill at the Berlin Olympics
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1927 Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109), born in Lockwood, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer / trainer (Roy Jones Jr), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Jerry Groom, American College Football HOF center (Notre Dame; NFL Pro Bowl 1954; Chicago Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2008)
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