On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 31

Events in Sport

  • 1888 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre
  • 1900 AL President Ban Johnson writes to NL President Nick Young seeking peace
  • 1907 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • 1908 IV Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in London
  • 1921 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track & field association)
  • 1943 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)
  • 1950 The Big Cat, Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play a game in the NBA, scoring 6 points on debut for the Washington Capitols
  • 1967 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
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Divorces in Sport

  • 1976 NBA legend Larry Bird (19) divorces highschool sweetheart Janet Condra only 11 months after getting married
  • 2011 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married

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