On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 28

Events in Sport

  • 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • 1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
  • 1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
  • 1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1934 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age [1]
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1971 NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown
  • 1978 NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua
  • 2011 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1959 Herbie Collins, Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (19 Tests, 1,352 runs @ 45.06, 4 x 100s), dies at 71
  • 1968 Corbett Davis, American NFL football fullback, 1938-42 (Cleveland Rams), dies of a ruptured spleen in a boating accident at 53
  • 1993 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • 1994 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
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