On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1882 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
  • 1894 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
  • 1899 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1905 19th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Helen Homans (6-4, 5-7, 6-1)
  • 1909 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood GC NJ
  • 1910 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot
More Events in Sport

Weddings in Sport

  • 1914 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • 1934 Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner
  • 1967 NFL Footballer and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley
  • 1983 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher
  • 2013 Actress Kerry Washington (36) weds NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha (32) in Blaine County, Idaho

Divorces in Sport

  • 1997 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage