Events in Sport in 1899

  • Jan 7 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • Feb 12 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Feb 16 Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
  • Feb 16 Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded
  • Feb 18 Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
  • Mar 24 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard Manifesto wins
  • Apr 19 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
  • May 4 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
  • May 25 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
  • May 30 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper in W. G. Grace's last test

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Jun 3 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • Jun 8 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 27 16th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 27 23rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Jul 29 Southern California Golf Association forms
  • Aug 21 19th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats J. Parmly Paret (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5)
  • Sep 15 US Open Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Willie Smith wins by a comfortable 11 strokes from Scotsmen George Low & Val Fitzjohn and Bert Way of England
  • Oct 10 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • Oct 20 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
  • Nov 3 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC
  • Dec 12 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
  • Dec 16 Italian football club A.C. Milan founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club by Englishmen Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin (disputed possibly 13 Dec)