On This Day in Sport for July 1

Events in Sport

  • 1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32
  • 1893 SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood

Sport awardTennis Open

1897 14th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (5-7 7-5 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1897 21st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats H Mahony (6-4 6-4 6-3)
  • 1903 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins
  • 1903 20th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • 1903 27th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (7-5 6-3 6-0)
  • 1904 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
  • 1910 Chicago's Comiskey Park opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1916 Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1917 Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn
  • 1919 Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1920 55th British Golf Open: George Duncan shoots a 303 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • 1925 NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
  • 1931 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs Chicago Cubs
  • 1932 45th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-3 6-1)
  • 1938 58th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1941 Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1945 1st MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg hits a homer in his 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1949 63rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (3-6 6-0 6-3 4-6 6-4)
  • 1951 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 1951 Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1
  • 1954 Test Cricket debut of Khalid Hassan, 16 yrs 352, then world record

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 69th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1956 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 74th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 16th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 1966 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • 1966 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
  • 1970 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • 1970 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht
  • 1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1973 Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1977 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
  • 1979 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
  • 1981 NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
  • 1982 PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
  • 1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1984 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
  • 1987 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • 1989 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • 1989 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • 1990 11th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • 1990 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
  • 1990 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
  • 1990 Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
  • 1990 FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
  • 1990 NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0
  • 1996 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 2012 UEFA European Championship: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1857 Roger Connor, 1st baseman (NY Giants)
  • 1861 Samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man 'o War)
  • 1906 Edward Lansing Gordon Jr, long jumper (Olympic-gold-32), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1907 Bill Stern, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer
  • 1914 Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1927 Ruben Gomez, baseball player
  • 1933 Frank Baumann, baseball player
  • 1933 Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
  • 1938 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (early 60s)
  • 1938 Don Pavletich, baseball player
  • 1938 Craig Anderson, baseball player
  • 1940 Jack Acker, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1941 Rod Gilbert, Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1947 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese racing driver
  • 1954 Michael Daniel Reid, Bainbridge MD, PGA golfer (1987 Seiko Tucson)
  • 1956 Bill Caudill, baseball player
  • 1957 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1958 Nancy Lieberman Cline, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury) (Oly-S-76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Anne Smith, tennis star, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960 Lynn Jennings, Princeton NJ, 5k runner
  • 1960 Mike Fitzgerald, baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961 Carl Lewis [Frederick], sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961 Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist
  • 1964 Mike Twardoski, baseball player
  • 1965 Luc Rochefort, Trois-Rivieres Que, golfer (1991 Low Amateur Quebec)
  • 1966 Eric Ball, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966 Larisa Savchenko, Neiland Latvia, tennis star
  • 1966 Patrick McEnroe, tennis star, born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1966 Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), (d. 2013)
  • 1966 Simon Arkell, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-17th-92, 96)
  • 1966 Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Dave Richardson, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Mike Eastwood, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967 Tony Bennett, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1968 Charles Wilson, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • 1969 Gary Brown, NFL running back (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 Graham Lloyd, cricketer (son of David, Lancashire batsman, Eng ODI 96)
  • 1970 Kevin O'Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Nicky Goetze, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970 Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Darick Holmes, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Oleg Antonenko, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
  • 1971 Jamie Walker, American baseball player
  • 1972 Corey Hirsch, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1972 Darrick Bledose, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 Malina Milson, Australian softball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974 Michele Krasnoo, Culver City California, actress (Kickboxer IV)
  • 1976 Patrick Stephan Kluivert, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1976 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish footballer
  • 1976 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch footballer
  • 1978 Jacqie Turner, west Covina California, figure skater, 1997 SW Pacific-2nd
  • 1980 Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player
  • 1982 Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
  • 1982 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • 1982 Adrian Ward, American football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1981 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
  • 1965 Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
  • 1968 Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies
  • 1971 Lord Learie Constantine, WI cricketer (all-rounder & fielder), dies
  • 1995 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • 2003 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Fred Trueman, English cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2009 Alexis Arg├╝ello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)