On This Day

Events in Sport in 1892

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jan 15 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith
  • Feb 2 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • Feb 22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • Mar 11 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  • Mar 18 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • Mar 19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Mar 20 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen wins aboard 20/1 chance Father O'Flynn
  • Apr 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • Apr 29 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • May 11 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • Jun 7 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • Jun 9 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • Jun 25 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Jun 28 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard for a 4th time in a Wimbledon final 6-1, 6-1
  • Aug 30 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • Sep 7 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy
  • Oct 10 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become first professional football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • Nov 23 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • Dec 27 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game