On This Day

Events in Sport in 1872

  • Mar 16 1st English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers, 1-0; Morton Betts scores winner
  • Mar 21 34th Grand National: John Page wins his second GN aboard 20/1 shot Casse Tete
  • Jun 1 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25
  • Sep 13 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins 4th consecutive title; beats fellow Scot Davie Strath by 3 strokes
  • Nov 30 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow