On This Day in Sport for July 12

Events in Sport

  • 1817 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
  • 1928 1st televised tennis match
  • 1930 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
  • 1932 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
  • 1934 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
  • 1945 Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
  • 1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • 1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • 1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • 1949 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • 1950 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1951 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleve Indians, 8-0
  • 1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • 1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • 1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
  • 1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament

Sport awardGolf Major

1964 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • 1966 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
  • 1969 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham

Sport awardGolf Major

1970 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

1975 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
  • 1981 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1987 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 8th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
  • 1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • 1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
  • 1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • 1992 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1992 Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • 1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
  • 1997 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup: France beats Brazil 3-0 for football's 16th World Cup in Saint-Denis (France's 1st title)
  • 2005 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • 2011 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 129th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (7-6 6-7 6-4 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1921 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932 Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1935 Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)
  • 1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • 1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • 1938 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
  • 1942 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1943 Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)
  • 1943 Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1945 Dimitar Penev, Bulgaria soccer player/union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA)
  • 1946 Graham Roope, cricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78)
  • 1947 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • 1949 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
  • 1954 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
  • 1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • 1959 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics-1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1961 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • 1962 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1963 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star
  • 1965 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics-96), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1965 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
  • 1966 Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • 1966 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Oly-gold-96)
  • 1967 Joan Pitcock, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • 1968 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • 1969 Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • 1969 Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
  • 1970 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • 1971 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
  • 1972 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1977 Neil Harris, English footballer
  • 1979 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • 1980 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1982 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 1983 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • 1983 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • 1984 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1986 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1988 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1937 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

HeartWedding of Interest

1963 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 2015 Former football player Ledley King (35) weds long-term girlfriend Amy Kavanagh at Syon House in West London

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1892 Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), dies at72

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • 1964 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1990 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • 1996 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • 2008 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), dies from complications related to brain cancer at 62