On This Day in Sport for March 18

Events in Sport

  • 1875 37th Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins his 3rd GN aboard 100/6 chance Pathfinder
  • 1876 English FA Cup Final Replay, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers beat Old Estonians, 3-0 after initial 1-1 draw; Wanderers 3rd title
  • 1892 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • 1900 Ajax soccer club forms in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (33 Eredivisie titles, 18 KNVB Cups, 4 Champions League); named after legendary Greek hero
  • 1910 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick wins aboard 100/8 chance Jenkinstown; earliest Grand National to which there are moving images
  • 1918 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
  • 1921 80th Grand National: Fred Rees wins aboard 100/9 bet Shaun Spadah; winner is only horse to complete the course without falling
  • 1930 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
  • 1945 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
  • 1954 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • 1958 Sigve Lie, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1948, 52), dies at 51
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