Cultural events; Rugby

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17/10/1994, Augustus Risman, rugby player, died (born 21/3/1911).

29/9/1993, Alfred Ellaby, rugby player, died (born 24/11/1902).

28/3/1992, Norman Bruce, rugby player, died (born 24/8/1932).

19/7/1991, Marten Hodgson, rugby player, died (born 26/3/1909).

8/12/1990, John Currie, rugby player, died (born 3/5/1932).

9/3/1988, Ronald Cove-Smith, rugby player, died (born 26/11/1899)

5/7/1987, Ernest Ward, rugby player, died (born 30/7/1920).

16/9/1986, James Brough, rugby player, died (born 5/11/1903).

16/1/1985, Matt Holloway, New Zealand rugby player, was born.

10/1/1983, Carwyn James, rugby player, died.

16/11/1982, Ivor Jones, rugby player, died.

2/3/1981, Phil MacPherson, rugby player, died (born 14/12/1903).

24/10/1979, James Farrell, rugby player, died (born 7/8/1903).

30/1/1878, Reginald Skrimshire, rugby player, was born (died 20/9/1963).

14/9/1977, James Sullivan, rugby player, died (born 2/12/1903).

14/8/1976, David Valentine, rugby player, died (born 12/9/1926).

22/3/1973, William Llewellyn, rugby player, died (born 1/1/1878).

4/1/1973, John Samuel Tucker, rugby player, died (born 1/6/1895).

14/11/1972, Alfred Shrub, athlete (runner), died (born 12/12/1879).

1/11/1972, Cecil Kershaw, rugby player, died (born 3/2/1895).

18/9/1972, Ian Smith, rugby player, was born.

9/4/1972, Jonathan Parkin, rugby player, died.

8/7/1971, Neil Jenkins, rugby player, was born.

5/8/1970, George Stephenson, rugby player, died (born 22/12/1901).

14/9/1969, Denis Betts, rugby player, was born.

10/4/1969, Johnny Bannerman, rugby player, died (born 1/9/1901).

15/10/1968, Craig Chalmers, rugby player, was born in Galashiels, Scotland.

13/11/1967, George Beamish, rugby player, was born.

26/4/1967, William Davies, rugby player, died (born 21/6/1890).

29/12/1966, Martin Offiah, rugby player, was born.

17/10/1966, Shaun Edwards, rugby player, was born in Wigan.

12/12/1965, Will Carling, rugby player, was born.

10/11/1965, Robert Jones, rugby player, was born.

7/7/1965, Jeremy Guscott, rugby player, was born in Bath.

4/12/1964, Scott Hastings, rugby player, was born.

21/3/1964, Ieuan Evans, rugby player, was born Carmarthenshire, Wales.

26/11/1963, Joe Lydon, rugby player, was born.

30/10/1963, Brendan Mullin, rugby player, was born.

24/8/1963, Jonathan Webb, rugby player, was born.

11/7/1963, Dean Richards, rugby player, was born.

19/6/1963, Rory Underwood, rugby player, was born.

18/2/1963, Rob Andrew, English rugby player, was born.

22/11/1962, Stuart Barnes, rugby player, was born.

21/10/1962, David Campese, Australian rugby player, was born.

15/3/1962, John Hall, rugby player, was born.

12/9/1959, Donal Lenihan, rugby player, was born.

25/3/1959, John Jeffrey, rugby player, was born.

27/1/1959, William Batten, rugby player, died (born 26/5/1889).

16/9/1958, Hugo MacNeill, rugby player, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

26/2/1958, Paul Ackford, rugby player, was born.

27/11/1957, Adrian Stoop, rugby player, died (born 27/3/1883).

20/8/1957, Jim and Finlay Carter, twins, rugby players, were born.

23/6/1957, Robert Norster, rugby player, was born.

10/3/1957, Terence Holmes, rugby player, was born.

27/4/1956, Jeffrey Probyn, rugby player, was born.

6/1/1956, Clive Woodward, rugby player, was born.

4/10/1955, John Rutherford, rugby player, was born.

3/5/1955, Colin Deans, rugby player, was born.

5/12/1954, Keith Robertson, rugby player, was born.

25/7/1954, George Fairbairn, rugby player, was born.

3/3/1954, Oliver Campbell, rugby player, was born in Dublin.

7/10/1953, Albert Jenkins, rugby player, died (born 11/3/1895).

5/10/1953, Roy Laidlaw, rugby player, was born.

2/9/1953, Maurice Colclough, rugby player, was born.

29/11/1952, William Hare, rugby player, was born.

9/3/1952, William Beaumont, English rugby player, was born.

12/2/1952, James Renwick, rugby player, was born.

23/9/1951, Jeffrey Squire, rugby player, was born.

16/9/1951, Andrew Irvine, rugby player, was born.

12/6/1951, Geoffrey Enstone, rugby player., was born.

11/5/1951, Michael Slemen, rugby player, was born.

19/3/1951, John Jones, rugby player, died.

1/2/1951, Douglas Clark, rugby player, died (born 2/5/1891).

14/12/1950, Philip Orr, rugby player, was born.

8/10/1950, Michael Teague, rugby player, was born.

25/11/1949, Anthony Neary, rugby player, was born.

11/9/1949, Roger Uttley, rugby player, was born.

12/2/1949, Fergus Slattery, rugby player, was born.

26/11/1948, Peter Wheeler, rugby player, was born.

24/10/1948, Philip Bennett, rugby player, was born.

5/6/1948, Claude Spanghero, French rugby player, was born.

18/5/1948, Keith Jarrett, rugby player, was born.

21/7/1947, Gareth Edwards, rugby player, was born in Swansea.

3/1/1947, Fran Cotton, rugby player, was born.

30/10/1946, John Atkinson, British rugby league player, was born.

20/9/1945, Alexander Purves, rugby player, was born.

12/7/1945, John Taylor, rugby player, was born.

3/12/1943, Colin Dixon, rugby player, was born in Cardiff.

3/12/1942, Michael Gibson, rugby player, was born.

12/9/1942, William Delme Thomas, rugby player, was born.

14/4/1942, Ian MacLauchlan, rugby player, was born.

12/7/1941, Alan Hardisty, rugby player, was born.

17/3/1940, James Telfer, rugby player, was born.

20/6/1939, Derek Rogers, rugby player, was born.

22/4/1939, Alexander Murphy, rugby player, was born.

24/3/1939, Erith Nicholls, rugby player, died (born 15/7/1874).

7/1/1939, Thomas Kiernan, rugby player, was born in Cork, Ireland.

21/8/1938, Michael Weston, rugby player, was born.

7/8/1938, Dewi Bebb, Welsh rugby player, was born.

29/8/1936, Kenneth Scotland, rugby player, was born.

7/5/1936, Anthony O�Reilly, rugby player, was born.

7/1/1935, William Mulcahy, rugby player, was born.

7/7/1934, David Rollo, rugby player, was born.

20/1/1934, Cecil Pedlow, rugby player, was born.

12/1/1934, Michael Sullivan, rugby player, was born.

1/8/1933, Michael Campbell-Lamerton, rugby player, was born in Malta.

24/9/1933, Terence Davies, rugby player, was born.

15/10/1932, Vince Karalius, rugby player, was born.

9/12/1932, David Marques, rugby player, was born.

24/8/1932, Norman Bruce, rugby player, was born (died 28/3/1992).

5/6/1932, Ronald Dawson, rugby player, was born in Dublin.

3/5/1932, John Currie, rugby player, was born (died 8/12/1990).

27/2/1932, Richard Owen(s), rugby player, died(born 17/11/1876).

25/11/1931, Richard Jeeps, rugby player, was born.

11/4/1931, Lewis Jones, rugby player, was born.

21/11/1930, Brinley Meredith, rugby player, was born.

20/11/1930, John Whiteley, rugby player, was born.

22/9/1930, Peter Jackson, rugby player, was born.

14/7/1930, Rhys Williams, rugby player, was born (died 27/1/1993).

7/4/1930, Clifford Morgan, rugby player, was born.

31/1/1930, Roslyn Reynolds, English rugby player, was born.

9/8/1929, Jeff Butterfield, rugby player, was born.

17/6/1927, Alan Prescott, rugby player, was born.

26/11/1926, Karl Mullen, rugby player, was born.

12/9/1926, David Valentine, rugby player, was born (died 14/8/1976).

20/8/1926, William Trew, rugby player, died.

25/9/1925, John Kendall-Carpenter, rugby player, was born (died 23/5/1990).

18/4/1923, Douglas Elliot, rugby player, was born.

22/2/1923, Bleddyn Williams, rugby player, was born.

30/12/1921, Kenneth Jones, rugby player, was born.

1/2/1921, Eric Evans, rugby player, was born (died 12/1/1991).

30/7/1920, Ernest Ward, rugby player, was born (died 9/7/1987).

22/5/1919, Desmond O�Brien, rugby player, was born.

19/3/1919, Joseph Egan, rugby player, was born in Wigan.

23/9/1916, Kenneth Gee, rugby player, was born (died 17/4/1989).

17/2/1916, Alexander Obolensky, rugby player, was born (died 29/3/1940).

5/9/1915, David Bedell-Sivright, rugby player, died (born 8/12/1880)

5/5/1915, Ronald Poulton, rugby player, died (born 12/9/1889).

20/11/1912, Wilfred Wooller, rugby player, was born.

21/3/1911, Augustus Risman, rugby player, was born (died 17/10/1994).

15/3/1910, Stanley Brogden, rugby player, was born.

2/10/1909. The first Rugby match at Twickenham was played � Harlequins versus Richmond.

26/3/1909, Martin Hodgson, rugby player, was born (died 19/7/1991).

7/6/1907, Sir Carl Douglas Aarvold, rugby union player, was born (died 17/3/1991).

1905, The term �All Blacks� was first used to describe the New Zealand Rugby Team, based on the colour of their shirt and shorts.

26/7/1904, Eugene Davy, rugby player, was born in Dublin.

14/12/1903, Phil MacPherson, rugby player, was born (died 2/3/1981).

2/12/1903, James Sullivan, rugby player, was born (died 14/9/1977).

5/11/1903, James Brough, rugby player, was born (died 16/9/1986).

7/8/1903, James Farrell, rugby player, was born (died 24/10/1979).

22/12/1902, Joseph Thompson, rugby player, was born.

24/11/1902, Alfred Ellaby, rugby player, was born (died 29/9/1993).

19/9/1902, Herbert Waddell, rugby player, was born (died 5/1/1988)

22/12/1901, George Stephenson, rugby player, was born (died 5/8/1970).

1/9/1901, Johnny Bannerman, rugby player, was born (died 10/4/1969).

4/11/1900, The German Rugby Federation (Deutscher Rugby-Verband) was founded at Kassel.

26/11/1899, Ronald Cove-Smith, rugby player, was born (died 9/3/1988).

10/3/1898, William Wavell Wakefield, rugby player, was born (died 12/8/1983).

1897, The Challenge Cup Final was first held. It was staged at Wembley, London, from 1929.

6/9/1897, Alexander R Armstrong, Australian rugby player, was born.

29/8/1895. The Rugby League was formed at a meeting at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.

1/6/1895, John Samuel Tucker, rugby player, was born (died 4/1/1973).

11/3/1895, Albert Jenkins, rugby player, was born (died 7/10/1953).

3/2/1895, Cecil Kershaw, rugby player, was born (died 1/11/1972).

7/10/1891, Cyril Lowe, rugby player, was born (died 6/2/1983).

19/5/1891, Harold Wagstaff, rugby player, was born (died 19/7/1939).

2/5/1891, Douglas Clark, rugby player, was born (died 1/2/1951).

21/6/1890, William Davies, rugby player, was born (died 26/4/1967).

8/1/1890, Charles Pillman, rugby player, was born (died 13/11/1955).

12/9/1889, Ronald Poulton, rugby player, was born (died 5/5/1915).

26/5/1889, William Batten, rugby player, was born (died 27/1/1959).

2/2/1888, Kenneth MacLeod, rugby player (also cricket, athletics) was born (died 7/3/1967).

1883, The Five Nations Tournament began., originally as Four Nations (the fifth nation, France, joined in 1910).

27/3/1883, Adrian Stoop, rugby player, was born (died 27/11/1957).

8/12/1880, David Bedell-Sivright, rugby player, was born (died 5/9/1915)

22/10/1878, The first rugby match to be played under floodlights was held at Broughton, Lancashire; they played Swinton.

1/1/1878, William Llewellyn, rugby player, was born (died 22/3/1973).

1876, Cardiff Rugby Union Club was formed.

17/11/1876, Richard Owen(s), rugby player, was born (died 27/2/1932).

15/7/1874, Erith Nicholls, rugby player, was born (died 24/3/1939).

27/3/1871. The first international rugby match was played between Scotland and England at Edinburgh; Scotland won.

2/3/1871, Billy Bancroft, Welsh rugby player, was born (died 3/3/1959)

26/1/1871. The Rugby Football Union was founded in London, England, by 20 clubs.

1865, Bath Rugby Union Club was formed.

10/10/1864, Arthur Gould, rugby player, was born (died 2/1/1919).

22/10/1860, Henry Vassal, rugby player, was born (died 5/1/1926).

1839, The rules of rugby were formally codified, The game began in 1823 when Rugby School student William Webb Ellis, aged 17, picked up the ball in a football game, against the rules.

 

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