On This Day in Sport for July 24

Events in Sport

  • 1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • 1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • 1905 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1908 John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
  • 1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
  • 1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • 1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1949 Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 1955 Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jesey City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1958 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • 1960 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • 1966 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • 1966 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • 1967 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
  • 1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • 1969 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • 1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
  • 1973 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • 1977 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1977 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • 1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
  • 1983 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1983 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • 1988 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
  • 1988 US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1988 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • 1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

Sport awardGolf Major

1994 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1994 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2011 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
  • 2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1867 Fred Tate, cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902)
  • 1880 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1888 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
  • 1917 Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1917 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1929 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
  • 1933 Doug Sanders, American golfer
  • 1934 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • 1935 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • 1938 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 1939 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1939 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic-gold-1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1947 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • 1947 Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)
  • 1953 Steve Grogan, NFL QB (New England Patriots)
  • 1954 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • 1955 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1959 Brian Fogt, Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1959 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1961 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • 1962 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1963 Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • 1963 Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964 Barry Bonds, American football left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1965 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966 Martin Keown, English footballer
  • 1968 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1969 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • 1970 Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1970 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1971 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • 1972 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1974 Steve Bornhoeft, LaGrange Ill, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Gloria Pizzichini, Italy, tennis star
  • 1975 Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
  • 1976 Anita Nall, US, breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992)
  • 1976 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1976 Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • 1977 Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1977 Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
  • 1979 Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
  • 1979 Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
  • 1979 José Valverde, American baseball player
  • 1980 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • 1982 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1985 Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Deaths in Sport

  • 1883 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1966 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
  • 1986 Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • 1991 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • 1994 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
  • 1996 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60