On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 8

Events in Sport

  • 1896 Bobby Peel scores 210 not out as Yorkshire is dismissed for 887 in drawn County Cricket match against Warwickshire in Birmingham
  • 1897 22nd Preakness: T. Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼
  • 1906 Philadelphia A's pitcher Albert Bender is deployed to left field in 6th inning and responds with 2 HRs in A's 11-4 win over Boston Americans at Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston
  • 1907 Boston Doves pitcher "Big Jeff" Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0 at South End Grounds, Boston
  • 1907 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after beating 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien on points in 20 rounds in Los Angeles, California
  • 1909 American Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) in NYC
  • 1909 British runner Henry Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31) in the Polytechnic Marathon in London
  • 1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1965 Wally Hardinge, English cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies at 79
  • 1975 Avery Brundage, American businessman (5th President International Olympic Committee 1952-72), dies at 87
  • 1976 Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (US Open 1908), dies at 94
  • 1981 Maurice Fernandes, West Indian cricket captain (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v England), dies at 83
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