On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 18

Events in Sport

  • 1889 First all-NYC "World Championship" Baseball Series; New York Giants (NL) play Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA); Giants go on to win series, 6-3
  • 1902 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham
  • 1912 Black boxer Jack Johnson arrested for violating the Mann Act for "transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes" due to his relationship with white woman Lucille Cameron, allegedly a prostitute. Later convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to a year in prison.
  • 1918 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn
  • 1924 Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)
  • 1930 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
  • 1953 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
  • 1955 Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athlete
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1986 NFL player Frank Gifford (56) marries 3rd wife Kathie Lee Johnson (35)
  • 2008 Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1862 James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th
  • 1932 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • 1945 Fred Hovey, American tennis player (US Nationals 1895), dies at 77
  • 1959 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete and marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death in a cafe at 61
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