On This Day in Sport for July 28

Events in Sport

  • 1912 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • 1913 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1928 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
  • 1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • 1929 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1929 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • 1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
  • 1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • 1935 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
  • 1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1956 43rd Tour de France won by Roger Walkowiak of France

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • 1973 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer win Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1984 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles

Sport awardGolf Major

1985 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1985 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Sport awardGolf Major

1987 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1987 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • 1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • 1991 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • 1991 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1991 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
  • 1991 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1992 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • 1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • 1994 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1996 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 89th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1888 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • 1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1924 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • 1931 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1933 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1936 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • 1938 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager, born in Hortaleza, Madrid (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Bill Bradley, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
  • 1944 Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1947 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
  • 1954 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
  • 1958 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • 1961 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1964 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
  • 1969 Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Frank Lickliter, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1969 Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
  • 1969 Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1969 Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
  • 1969 Wendi Simmons, American heptathlete, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1970 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
  • 1971 Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
  • 1973 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • 1977 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland
  • 1977 Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • 1979 Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
  • 1981 Michael Carrick, English footballer, born in Wallsend, England
  • 1984 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 1984 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1988 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1962 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Six-time golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Deaths in Sport

  • 1934 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • 1971 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1974 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • 1983 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1986 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 2009 Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
  • 2013 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • 2013 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • 2015 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder, dies at 66