On This Day in Sport for March 13

Events in Sport

  • 1861 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall wins aboard Jealousy at 5/1
  • 1875 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Royal Engineers and Old Etonians draw 1-1; replay won by Engineers, 2-0
  • 1878 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
  • 1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 1901 Amidst increasing anti-gambling sentiment, wagering on horse racing is banned in San Francisco, CA; Ingleside Race Track closes March 15
  • 1911 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 7-4
  • 1912 Stanley Cup, Quebec Skating Rink, Quebec City, Quebec: Quebec Bulldogs rout Moncton Victorias (NB), 8-0 for a 2-0 sweep of the challenge series
  • 1915 Brooklyn Robins manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricket batsman (4 Tests; first England captain v Australia 1882-83), born in London, England (d. 1927)
  • 1873 Barbados Joe Walcott, Barbadian boxer (World Welterweight champion 1901-06; first Black to hold that title), born in Demerara, British Guyana (d. 1935)
  • 1886 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball HOF third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia A's), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1879 Adolf Anderssen, German World Chess Champion (1851-66), dies at 60
  • 1963 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1967 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
  • 1978 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), dies at 52
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