On This Day

Events in Sport in 1886

  • Jan 18 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England
  • Mar 26 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton wins aboard 25/1 chance Old Joe
  • May 14 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
  • May 21 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
  • Jun 5 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford for the 3rd straight year 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley defeats 2-time defending champion Maud Watson 6–3, 6-3

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Aug 12 W. G. Grace makes his highest Test Cricket score, scoring 170 vs Australia at The Oval

Cricketer W. G. Grace
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W. G. Grace
  • Aug 18 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
  • Aug 28 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive US singles title
  • Sep 11 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • Oct 23 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis: St.L Browns edge Chicago White Stockings, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 6 to take series, 4-2
  • Nov 5 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: David Brown beats fellow Scot Willie Campbell by 2 strokes