On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1914 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1928 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1931 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1931 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • 1933 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
  • 1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1888)
  • 1948 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • 1964 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1973 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1967 Cricketer Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London
  • 2012 NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida