On This Day in Sport for July 18

Events in Sport

  • 1893 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • 1894 11th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
  • 1894 18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
  • 1896 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
  • 1896 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • 1896 Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
  • 1912 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • 1915 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
  • 1926 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1930 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • 1942 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • 1943 Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
  • 1948 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1954 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
  • 1959 African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
  • 1959 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • 1960 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises
  • 1962 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1969 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1971 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1975 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • 1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 1976 Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • 1976 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium

Sport awardGolf Major

1982 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1982 Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

1986 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1991 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1991 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1993 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George
  • 1993 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)
  • 1993 Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1994 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • 1994 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • 1994 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • 1999 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie; Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off
  • 1999 New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)
  • 2004 133rd British Golf Open: Todd Hamilton shoots a 274 at Royal Troon Golf Club
  • 2010 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1848 William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • 1881 Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 1892 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • 1897 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
  • 1912 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
  • 1914 Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
  • 1914 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1924 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • 1925 George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
  • 1927 Zin Harris, cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's)
  • 1929 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic-gold-48, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1935 Tenley Albright, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1938 John Connelly, St Helens, Lancashire, footballer (20 English caps), (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Jerry Moore, American football coach
  • 1940 Joseph Torre, outfield/manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP)
  • 1941 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1942 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (1979 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Oly-gold-1968)
  • 1949 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)
  • 1950 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • 1951 Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
  • 1952 James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1954 Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)
  • 1954 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1956 Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 1962 Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1963 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1965 Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1965 Yugi Iga, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1966 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, decathelete (Olympic-gold-96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1970 John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1970 Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Kristi Coats, LPGA golfer (1995 Ping/Welch-66th)
  • 1972 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1974 Derek Anderson, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 Torii Hunter, baseball player
  • 1978 Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
  • 1978 Ben Sheets, American baseball player
  • 1979 Deion Branch, American football player
  • 1982 Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
  • 1983 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1988 César Villaluz, Mexican footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Divorces in Sport

  • 2012 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

Deaths in Sport

  • 1963 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1980 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies
  • 1986 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • 1989 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 1991 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • 2005 Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)