On This Day

Events in Sport in October 1888

  • Oct 3 New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; beats Surry 4-1; first national rugby team to wear all-black & perform the 'haka'
  • Oct 8 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jack Burns wins his lone Open title by 1 stroke from Ben Sayers and David Anderson Jr
  • Oct 20 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
  • Oct 31 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre