On This Day

Events in Sport in 1882

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 7 Last bare knuckle champion John L. Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Feb 17 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Mar 24 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard 10/1 shot Seaman wins in heavy snow and freezing conditions
  • May 16 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
  • May 27 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
  • Jun 8 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
  • Jun 24 National League expels umpire Richard Higham from baseball for dishonesty after his links with gambling on games are confirmed
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion William Renshaw beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-1, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • Aug 29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Sep 2 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
  • Sep 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • Sep 30 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
  • Oct 6 1st World Series Baseball Game 1: Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA) beat Chicago White Stockings (NL), 4-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati
  • Oct 7 1st World Series Baseball Game 2: Chicago White Stockings (NL) beats Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA), 2-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati