On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 21

Events in Sport

  • 1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
  • 1866 1st-class debut of cricketer Fred Grace aged 15 years 159 days at the Magdalen Ground, Oxford
  • 1878 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25
  • 1881 US National Lawn Tennis Association is established in NYC, New York
  • 1886 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
  • 1891 Australian boxer Peter Jackson and future world heavyweight champion Jim Corbett fight a No Contest in 61 rounds at California Athletic Club, San Francisco
  • 1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris
  • 1907 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1867 John James Ferris, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
  • 1893 Arthur Carr, English cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests, 1 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Mickleham, England (d. 1963)
  • 1902 Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Snohomish, Washington (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Keith Rigg, Australian cricketer (Test batsman in the thirties)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1999 NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 Charley Barrett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cornell undefeated National C'ship 1915), dies from effects of war injuries at 30
  • 1929 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • 1957 Edwin St Hill, Trinidadian cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies at 53
  • 1990 Mary Victor Bruce (née Petre), British speedboat pilot, race car driver, and aviator who flew around Empire State building in 1930, dies at 94
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