On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1871

  • Mar 22 Johnny Cuzens, Australian aboriginal cricketer (1st Australian indigenous tour to UK 1868), dies
  • Jun 2 George Stevens, English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins), dies from fractured skull at 38
  • Oct 10 Octavius Catto, American educator (Institute for Colored Youth, 1859-71), civil rights activist, and baseball player (Philadelphia Pythians, 1865-71), killed in election day race riot in Philadelphia at 32