Sports History

  • The Jockey Club was created

    The Jockey Club was created
    Developed around 1750
    Responsibilities
    Establish and Enforce rules
    Handle disagreements
    Create eligibility
    Assigning officials
    Most known for creating a lineage of the thoroughbreds to ensure pure breeds
    This club led to the forming of other similar clubs in cricket and boxing.
  • Baseball was created

    Baseball was created
    Baseball (1870)
    Started as the Club system
    First all-professional team-cincinnati red stockings (1869)
    Any team could join that was willing to pay its elite members
    Was not stable due to owners and managers different financial interests
  • Scottish Football League

    Scottish Football League
    The Scottish Football League (SFL) is founded as one division of 10 teams. Founder members are Abercorn, Cambuslang, Celtic, Cowlairs, Dumbarton, Hearts, Rangers, St Mirren, Third Lanark and Vale of Leven.
  • The top scorer in soccer history is born

    The top scorer in soccer history is born
    Arthur Friedenreich scored an astounding 1,329 goals over his 26 years playing for Brazil making him the top scoring footballer in world history.
  • The First Olympics

    The First Olympics
    The 1896 games had 311 athletes from 13 different countries that consisted of college students and club members
    Sports included Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Lawn Tennis, Shooting, Swimming, Track and Field, Lifting, and Wrestling.
    Suggested the games be held every 4 years.
  • FC Bayern Munich

    FC Bayern Munich
    FC Bayern Munich founded on 27th of February. The name was later changed to Bayern Roten or The Bayern Reds.
  • Manchester United was moved to their present home now

    Manchester United was moved to their present home now
    Manchester United moves from its venue at Bank Street to its present home Old Trafford.
  • England's football league is expanded

    England's football league is expanded
    The Football League is expanded by the formation of the original Third Division. More teams where added to their division.
  • Uruguay wins their first World Cup

    Uruguay wins their first World Cup
    The inaugural World Cup is held in Uruguay and is won by the host nation as Uruguay defeats Argentina 4–2 in the final.
  • The World Cup was created

    The World Cup was created
    The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
  • Fred Corcoran became the director of the PGA

    Fred Corcoran became the director of the PGA
    Convinced host communities to pay for the purse because of the heightened businesses that they would receive during the event
    Brought celebrities into the golf scene
  • English League is shut Down due to WW2

    English League is shut Down due to WW2
    There is no major football competition in England, Scotland or France due to World War II. Shuts down the English league and no team was recorded ever to play around this time.
  • USA upsets England

    USA upsets England
    United States defeats England 1-0 in one of the great upsets in sports history. England was the favorites for this match bu the USA comes for the win 1-0
  • Russia beats Yugoslavia for the First European Championship

    Russia beats Yugoslavia for the First European Championship
    The Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 to win the first European Football Championship.They finished second three times (1964, 1972, 1988), and fourth once (1968), when, having drawn with Italy in the semi-final, they were sent to the third place playoff match by the loss of a coin toss.
  • Brazil goes perfect in the World Cup

    Brazil goes perfect in the World Cup
    The tournament was won by Brazil, which defeated another two-time former champion, Italy, 4–1 in the final in Mexico City.The win gave Brazil its third World Cup title, and is often cited as the greatest-ever World Cup team. They achieved a perfect record of wins in all six games in the finals, as well as winning all their qualifying fixtures.
  • Riots in Scottish League make alcohole banned from Scottish soccer

    Riots in Scottish League make alcohole banned from Scottish soccer
    Scottish Cup final: Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 after extra time at Hampden Park. After the match there is a pitch invasion, leading to rioting and 210 arrests. Following the match the sale of alcohol at Scottish football grounds is banned.
  • The Hand Of God

    The Hand Of God
    The first goal, after 51 minutes, was to become known as the "Hand of God goal", which Maradona scored by using his hand. His second, four minutes after his first, saw him dribble past five England players, Beardsley, Reid, Butcher, Fenwick, Butcher (again), and finally goalkeeper Peter Shilton, and became known as the "Goal of the Century".
  • 1990 World Cup is so boring people stopped watching it

    1990 World Cup is so boring people stopped watching it
    he 1990 World Cup is widely regarded as one of the poorest World Cups in terms of the games. It generated an average 2.2 goals per game – a record low that still stands – and a then-record 16 red cards, including the first ever dismissal in a final.
  • Jean-Marc Bosman changed European football

    Jean-Marc Bosman changed European football
    Jean-Marc Bosman said that it was blocking free trade for his team not to transfer
    Opened the transfer market of players
    This took away local players on a team and turned it into a bidding war of big club owners to gather the best players for top money
  • Galatasaray is the first Turkish team to win the world cup

    Galatasaray is the first Turkish team to win the world cup
    Galatasaray wins 4–1 on penalties in the final against Arsenal after a 0–0 draw at the end of the match. This was the first European title won by a Turkish team.