On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 29

Events in Sport

  • 1882 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
  • 1882 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 (7-46 & 7-44) in one-off Test v England in London
  • 1885 Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
  • 1885 Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L. Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
  • 1889 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, Rhode Island)
  • 1895 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • 1906 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Clothier beats defending champion Beals Wright 6-3, 6-0, 6-4
  • 1908 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Fred McLeod defeats fellow Scot Willie Smith by 6 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2009 Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1891 Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)
  • 1933 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, dies at 57
  • 1965 Paul Waner, American Baseball HOF right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 62
  • 1994 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, dies at 74
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