On This Day in Sport for April 24

Events in Sport

  • 1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
  • 1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1905 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
  • 1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1933 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • 1938 Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
  • 1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1951 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1956 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
  • 1957 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 1958 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1965 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
  • 1967 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
  • 1981 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1982 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • 1983 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1984 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
  • 1988 1988 NFL Draft: Aundray Bruce from University of Auburn first pick by Atlanta Falcons

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1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

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1994 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1994 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1994 1994 NFL Draft: Dan Wilkinson from Ohio State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • 2004 2004 NFL Draft: Eli Manning from Ole Miss first pick by San Diego Chargers

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1903 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1911 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Glen Hobbie, Witt, IL, MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1930 Conn Findlay, coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1932 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • 1940 David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
  • 1948 Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 72)
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1958 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star
  • 1962 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager
  • 1965 Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1966 Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989)
  • 1966 Pascale Paradis-Mangon, French tennis star
  • 1966 Theo Adams, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1967 Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1968 Todd Jones, Marietta GA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1969 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • 1970 Damien Fleming, Aust cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut)
  • 1970 Emanuela Zardo, Swiss tennis star
  • 1971 Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1971 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Kumara Dharmasena, cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner)
  • 1972 Chipper Jones, Deland FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1972 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
  • 1973 Eric Snow, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1973 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1973 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

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1973 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1973 Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • 1974 Jared Tomich, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974 Marc Collins, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Toine Rorije, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1975 Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1976 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Newestminster BC, tennis star (1995 Futures Fla)
  • 1976 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer
  • 1977 Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Carlos Beltran, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1980 Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 Taylor Dent, American tennis player
  • 1987 Kristopher Letang, Canadian hockey player
  • 1987 Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer

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1997 Lydia Ko, New Zealand professional golfer, born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1983 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1986 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1988 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 2006 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2016 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 52, 60), dies at 85