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On This Day


Collection for Referees and Umpires


Calendar image On This DayOn This Day, at some point in sports history, something very special happened and a referee or umpire was right in the middle of it. Whether it was an incredible championship battle or the marking of a milestone, there is a special reason why this day is noteworthy and it has been marked for history. Today is the big day!


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Please enjoy our On This Day Collection!



If you love your sports history you will love browsing through posts in this collection. It is very similar to browsing the History Collection – only with dates. If there is no date in the headline, then it happened on the day of the post.

Did you know that the very first video footage of a football match was recorded on Sept 24, 1898? On March 08, 1971, Arthur Mercante earned $500 to referee The Fight of the Century between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. These are just a couple of examples of the posts you can find in this collection. From all sports, it is educational, informative and fun. I love this stuff and I hope you do too!

I will keep adding to this page until we have one for each day, including leap year 🙂

There are over 100 pages of referees and umpires across the website, highlighting dozens of sports. The site was created using over 10,000 Twitter posts and retweets. Plus, we added hundreds of links, videos and podcasts from around the world. Providing easy access to education, entertainment and important information to sports officials of all stripes. Thanks for visiting today. We hope to see you again! Have an excellent day!


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