On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 19

Events in Sport

  • 1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • 1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
  • 1943 New York Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
  • 1949 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • 1957 Montreal Canadien Maurice "Rocket" Richard, becomes the 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1958 Stirling Moss wins season ending Moroccan Grand Prix at Ain-Diab but fellow Brit Mike Hawthorn takes World Drivers Championship from Moss by just 1 point by finishing second; first British world champion
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1912 E. B. Dwyer, Austalian-born cricketer (Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies at 36
  • 1954 Hugh Duffy, American Baseball HOF outfielder (Triple Crown & MLB record .440 batting average, single season 1894 Boston Beaneaters), dies from heart failure at 87
  • 1987 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1990 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), dies at 73
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