On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
  • 1918 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • 1924 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 1926 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • 1944 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0
  • 1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1951 Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1973 Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
  • 1973 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1984 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1996 Romanian gymnast and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (35) weds gymnast champion Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania
  • 2013 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida