On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 16

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • 1909 In his 4th title defence Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in the 12th round at Mission St Arena, Colma, California to retain his heavyweight boxing crown
  • 1909 Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Detroit Tigers, 8-0 at Bennett Park to clinch 4-3 series win; Tigers' third straight WS defeat
  • 1912 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat NY Giants, 3-2 at Fenway Park to clinch a 4-3-1 series win; series extended to 8 games as one game tied due to darkness
  • 1916 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
  • 1921 Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
  • 1936 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
  • 1942 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1979 MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton
  • 1993 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

Divorces in Sport

  • 1984 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1928 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1946 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS/SD), hanged at 43
  • 1948 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies at 42
  • 1968 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
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