On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 6

Events in Sport

  • 1880 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • 1880 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 1883 Chicago White Stockings beat Detroit Wolverines, 26-6 at Lake Front Park, Chicago; smash MLB record 18 runs in 7th inning
  • 1904 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • 1905 Chicago White Sox pitcher Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
  • 1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight
  • 1920 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins first of 6 straight US singles titles; beats Bill Johnston 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1911 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Vince DiMaggio, American baseball center fielder (MLB All Star 1943-44; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1917 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Rudolf Plyukfelder, Soviet light heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1938 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
  • 1962 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, dies at 77
  • 1970 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
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