Badminton in History

Events in Sport

  • 1900-01-24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

1912-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: English badminton champion Ethel Larcombe wins her first and only major tennis title beating Charlotte Cooper 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1992-08-04 In its debut at the Barcelona Olympics the badminton singles gold medals are both won by Indonesian athletes, whilst both men's & women's doubles go to South Korea
  • 2012-08-01 8 female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1733-01-17 Thomas Linley the elder, English composer and tenor, born in Badminton, Gloucestershire (d. 1795)
  • 1930-05-29 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player (Thomas Cup 1955), born in Penang, British Malaya (d. 2013)
  • 1935-10-22 Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
  • 1937-01-14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • 1948-08-18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 1960-07-22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1963-06-25 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1964-03-04 Linda French, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964-05-12 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-12-25 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-02-05 Ben Lee, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • 1965-05-24 Chris Jorgis, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1966-05-03 Paul Stevenson, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Bendigo, Australia
  • 1966-08-23 Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-03-25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-07-28 Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1969-11-12 Iain Sydie, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1970-07-19 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-05-31 Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-12-10 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-08-05 Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1972-11-25 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1974-12-08 Paul Staight, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, Australia
  • 1976-11-20 Theodoros Velkos, Greek badminton player, born in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
  • 1979-01-25 Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China
  • 1980-04-17 Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player, born in Seoul
  • 1981-01-08 Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player, born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1981-08-10 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • 1983-04-16 George Patis, Greek badminton player, born in Greece
  • 1983-10-14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • 1984-03-13 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • 1986-01-14 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  • 1995-07-05 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India

Weddings in Sport

  • 2006-02-04 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta

Deaths in Sport

  • 2013-01-28 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player (Thomas Cup 1955), dies at 82