On This Day in Sport for August 26

Events in Sport

  • 1896 16th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
  • 1903 23rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned (6-0, 6-3, 10-8)
  • 1909 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1912 32nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats Wallace F. Johnson (3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1913 33rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • 1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
  • 1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
  • 1940 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
  • 1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
  • 1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • 1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
  • 1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1962 Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
  • 1963 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
  • 1966 Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1971 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

AgreementContract of Interest

1971 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
  • 1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1984 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • 1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
  • 1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • 1995 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2012 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2014 Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 2016 San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1854 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1890 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1894 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • 1908 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
  • 1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
  • 1909 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • 1937 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
  • 1943 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1949 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
  • 1954 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • 1956 Mark Mangino, American football coach
  • 1957 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen
  • 1958 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1959 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1961 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962 Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)
  • 1962 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • 1963 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
  • 1964 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1964 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Karla Karch-Gailus, basketball guard (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1967 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1968 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • 1968 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australian golfer
  • 1969 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • 1969 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • 1970 Jacco Eltingh, Heerde Neth, tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles)
  • 1970 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • 1971 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Sharon Tina Jenkins, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1973 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
  • 1976 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1977 Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
  • 1977 Morris Peterson, American basketball player
  • 1979 Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Jamal Lewis, American football player
  • 1980 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • 1981 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • 1981 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
  • 1989 James Harden, American basketball player (OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast

Deaths in Sport

  • 1967 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • 1978 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (b. 1916)
  • 1987 John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
  • 2003 Jim Wacker, American football coach (b. 1937)
  • 2006 Clyde Walcott, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1926)