On This Day

Events in Sport in 1893

  • Feb 7 Vanderbilt University claims it participated in the first organised intercollegiate basketball game at the Nashville YMCA Gymnasium; Vanderbilt beats YMCA, 9-3
  • Feb 22 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
  • Mar 17 Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (Stanley Cup): Montreal Hockey Club claim inaugural trophy after finishing top of final Amateur Hockey Association of Canada standings with a 7–1–0 record
  • Mar 24 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard 9/2 favourite Cloister wins by a massive 40 lengths from Aesop; owner Charles Duff fields 2 more winners 1912-13
  • May 4 Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground
  • May 10 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25

Sports record brokenWorld Record

May 11 Henri Desgrange establishes world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km (21.95 miles) an hour

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • Jun 10 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • Jun 23 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Aline Terry wins her lone major title; beats Augusta Schultz 6-1, 6-3
  • Jul 1 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
  • Jul 17 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim wins his first of 2 straight Wimbledon titles beating defending champion Wilfred Baddeley 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 18 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • Jul 18 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 24 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • Aug 28 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; first of his 4 US singles titles
  • Sep 1 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotland's William Auchterlonie wins by 2 shots from amateur Johnny Laidley
  • Oct 13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • Nov 30 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery