On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 22

Events in Sport

  • 1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • 1885 John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
  • 1930 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
  • 1933 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats Spanish challenger Paulino Uzcudun on points in Rome, Italy to retain the IBU heavyweight title
  • 1935 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Twin Hills CC: Johnny Revolta wins his only major title, defeating Tommy Armour, 5 & 4
  • 1939 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
  • 1950 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1883 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer (Victoria; Carlton FC) and cricket all-rounder (1 Test; Victoria CA), dies from tuberculosis at 27
  • 1917 Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (sport's first 3-division world champion; Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight), dies from pneumonia at 54
  • 1927 Ross Youngs, American Baseball HOF right fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NY Giants), dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • 1965 Earl Cooper, American auto racer (AAA National Championship 1913, 15, 17; Indianapolis 500 1924 runner-up), dies at 78
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