On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 25

Events in Sport

  • 1868 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
  • 1876 4th Preakness: G. Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
  • 1895 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
  • 1899 33rd Belmont: R. Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
  • 1900 Retired London fire master Eyre Massey Shaw aged 70 reputedly becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics for sailing (disputed)
  • 1904 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • 1906 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
  • 1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
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Weddings in Sport


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Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Jack Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies in a pub brawl at 41 or 42
  • 1958 Rolland Beaumont, South African cricket batsman (5 Tests; Transvaal), dies at 74
  • 1981 Roy Brown, American R&B singer, songwriter ("Good Rockin' Tonight"), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1983 Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
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