1884 in sports

1884 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1884 in sports

AthleticsEdit

American footballEdit

College championship

Events

Association footballEdit

England

Scotland

BaseballEdit

National championship

Events

BoxingEdit

Events

  • The first of the modern World titles is recognised with Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey as the original World Middleweight Champion.[4] The weight limit for middleweights at this time is 154 pounds. Dempsey will hold the title until 1891.
  • American heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan faces a number of challengers but none of them last more than four rounds. Sullivan is very active on the exhibition circuit.[5]

Lineal world champions[6]

Canadian footballEdit

Events

CricketEdit

Events

England

Australia

Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit

Events

GolfEdit

Major tournaments

Horse racingEdit

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby footballEdit

Home Nations Championship

Other events

TennisEdit

Events

  • Inaugural women's singles championship at Wimbledon

England

USA

World

TobogganingEdit

Events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Yale Yearly Results (1880–1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on February 13, 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Princeton Yearly Results (1880–1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Lineal Middleweight Champions. Retrieved on 6 June 2009. Archived 2009-06-08.
  5. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  7. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
  8. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 29 December 2021.