On This Day

Events in Sport in 1875

  • Mar 13 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Royal Engineers and Old Etonians draw 1-1; replay won by Engineers, 2-0
  • Mar 16 English FA Cup Final Replay, Kennington Oval, London: Royal Engineers beat Old Etonians, 2-0 after initial 1-1 draw
  • Mar 18 37th Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins his 3rd GN aboard 100/6 chance Pathfinder
  • Apr 17 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India
  • May 12 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • May 17 1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75
  • May 28 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • Jun 12 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25
  • Sep 10 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 4th title; beats fellow Scot Bob Martin by 2 strokes
  • Nov 13 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms