- 1884 in sports
World Seriesthe First - Providence NL defeats New York AA, 3 games to none.
Ned Williamsonhits 27 home runs for the Chicago White Stockings, establishing a record that will last for 35 years. He nearly doubles the record of 14 set the season before by Harry Stovey.
Canadian Rugby Football Union, forerunner of the Canadian Football Leagueis established. Football(Soccer)
FA Cup- Blackburn Roversbeat Queen's Park (Glasgow) 2-1
Leicester Cityfootball club formed. Golf
*British Open -
Jack Simpson Horse Racing
May 16- Buchananwins the Kentucky Derby
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race- Cambridge
Cresta Runconstructed for skeleton
Gaelic Athletic Associationfounded to promote hurlingand Gaelic football
February 8— Reginald Baker, Australian athlete, sports promoter and film actor (d. 1953)
February 29— Frederick Grace, English lightweight boxer (d. 1964)
June 2— Ferdinando Minoia, Italian champion racing driver (d. 1940)
August 3— Georges Boillot, Grand Prix motor racing driver (d. 1916)
August 4— Henri Cornet, French cycling champion (d. 1941)
*August 4 —
Jacobus Hoogveld, Dutch athlete (d. 1948)
December 31— Edgar Page, British field hockey player (d. 1956)
Candy Jim Taylor— player and manager in Negro League baseball
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