Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1861. Significant in Australian Sport, the first Melbourne Cup horse race was run.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1861. OK, it is not much of a timeline with this many events, but not much was going on in world sports at this time.
|Sept 26||Golf The Open Championship won by Tom Morris, Snr|
|Nov 7||Melbourne Cup won by Archer.|
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
- More about the World of Sport