Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1887. This was the first year that the women's US National Tennis Championships was held, the precursor to the US Open.
Also this year, the game of softball was invented by George Hancock in Chicago, Illinois.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1887.
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Herbert Lawford and Lottie Dod|
|July||Golf The Open Championship won by Willie Park, Jnr.|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Richard Sears and Ellen Hansell|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
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