Friday, 5 May 2017

Today (5th May) in Sporting History.

  • On this day - 
  • Events
  • 1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
  • 1912 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1917 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1883 Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Birthdays
  • 1904 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • 1941 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1965 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1971 Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • Death Dates
  • 1931 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)

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