On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 16

Events in Sport

  • 1743 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes 'Rules of the Ring' - earliest boxing code
  • 1883 Dutch soccer club FC Dordrecht is established in Dort in the Western Netherlands (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)
  • 1920 Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in head by NY Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only MLB game related fatality
  • 1924 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills Moody beats 7-time winner Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-1, 6-3
  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth tees off Tommy Thomas in the 5th inning to hit first HR hit out of Comiskey Park, Chicago; New York beats White Sox, 8-1
  • 1928 Belgian cyclist Georges Ronsse wins men's road race at UCI Road World Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1936 XI Summer Olympic Games close in Berlin
  • 1936 The Berlin Olympic equestrian competition concludes with Germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1919 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

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