On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 31

Events in Sport

  • 1859 Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
  • 1868 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
  • 1880 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1900 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • 1902 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • 1914 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1
  • 1915 Indianapolis 500: Italian-born American driver Ralph DePalma accompanied by riding mechanic Louis Fontaine wins from Englishman Dario Resta
  • 1919 Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox accompanied by riding mechanic Leo Banks win; driver Arthur Thurman dies in a crash on lap 45; lap 96, Louis LeCocq and riding mechanic Robert Bandini wrecked in turn 2, both burned to death
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