On This Day

Events in Sport in 1889

  • Mar 25 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • Mar 29 51st Grand National: Jockey Tommy Beasley wins his third GN aboard Irish 2-time runner-up Frigate at 8/1
  • May 9 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • May 10 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
  • Jun 13 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees 7-5, 6-2
  • Jun 22 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Lena Rice 4-6, 8-6, 6-4
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
  • Aug 29 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, Rhode Island)
  • Sep 3 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Henry Slocum defeats Quincy Shaw 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
  • Oct 1 Dutch soccer club HFC Haarlem is founded; National champions 1946; bankrupt in 2010; merge with HFC Kennemerland, new club Haarlem Kennemerland
  • Oct 18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
  • Oct 24 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • Oct 29 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • Nov 4 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
  • Nov 11 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff
  • Dec 24 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake