On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 19

Events in Sport

  • 1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • 1909 In his first title defence Jack Johnson fights 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien to a no decision in 6 rounds in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to retain his world heavyweight crown
  • 1912 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
  • 1923 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande wins aboard Zev for his first Derby success
  • 1928 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • 1929 Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium, crushes 2 people to death
  • 1935 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • 1941 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain
  • 2017 Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English (31) at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1890 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • 1903 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), dies at 47
  • 1915 Bob Ferguson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1880-82), dies at 69
  • 1924 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
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