On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 19

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Start of first and only Olympic cricket match in Paris; GB beats France by 158 runs
  • 1903 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game
  • 1909 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of automobile race Indianapolis 500, opens in Speedway, Indiana
  • 1911 NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
  • 1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at NYC's Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws
  • 1921 Detroit's Tiger Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits against Boston Red Sox, the youngest ever
  • 1922 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Germantown CC, PA: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody 6-3, 6-1 for her 7th US singles crown
  • 1932 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark 6-2, 6-2 for her first of 4 straight US singles crowns
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1971 Mary Browne, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-14), dies at 80
  • 1975 Jim Londos, Greek-American wrestler, dies at 81
  • 1975 Mark Donohue, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1972), dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a practice run in Graz, Austria at 38
  • 1976 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (33 Tests, 96 dismissals, 5 x 50s; Central Districts CA), dies from cancer at 29
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