On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 26

Events in Sport

  • 1896 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 for his third US singles title
  • 1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
  • 1903 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Englishman Laurence Doherty beats American defending champion William Larned 6-0, 6-3, 10-8; first non-American champion
  • 1909 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucester
  • 1909 Middlesex beat Gloucester (Bristol) at cricket by an innings & 31 runs in a single day
  • 1912 MLB pitcher Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
  • 1912 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Maurice McLoughlin wins first of 2 straight US singles titles; beats Wallace F. Johnson 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
  • 1913 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1943 Ted Ray, British golfer (British Open 1912, US Open 1920), dies at 66
  • 1967 Dilawar Hussain, Indian cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies at 60
  • 1978 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, dies at 62
  • 1987 John Goddard, West Indian cricket all-rounder and captain (27 Tests @ 30.67; 33 wickets; Barbados), dies at 68
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