On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 19

Events in Sport

  • 1846 First officially recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1867 1st Belmont Stakes: Gilbert Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • 1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • 1897 US National Championship Women's Tennis: 1895 title holder Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3
  • 1908 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman James Braid wins his 4th Championship by 8 strokes from Tom Ball
  • 1914 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor
  • 1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
  • 1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m of 3:52.6; 50 minutes later sets 5,000m WR 14:28.2; also runs WR 3-mile time 14:02.00 within that event in Finnish Olympic trials in Helsinki
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1965 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1969 American baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago; divorce in 1980

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1904 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), dies of pernicious anemia at 67
  • 1936 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1936 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (George Dixon, Joe Walcott, George Gardner, Tom Sharkey), dies at 80
  • 1944 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
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