On This Day in Sport for July 6

Events in Sport

  • 1887 4th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-0)
  • 1919 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
  • 1923 36th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • 1928 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • 1929 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • 1929 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • 1931 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
  • 1932 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1933 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 47th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
  • 1934 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
  • 1935 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • 1938 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1942 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 1946 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • 1946 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • 1949 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
  • 1951 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
  • 1951 80th British Golf Open: Max Faulkner shoots a 285 at Royal Portrush Golf Club

Sport awardTennis Open

1956 70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1956 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1956 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor outstanding pitcher

Sport awardTennis Open

1957 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Sport awardGolf Major

1959 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sport awardTennis Open

1962 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

1963 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

1963 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1968 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
  • 1970 Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1975 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1983 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago

Sport awardTennis Open

1986 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
  • 1988 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0

Sport awardTennis Open

1991 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1993 Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
  • 1996 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

1997 111th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1999 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams

Sport awardTennis Open

2003 110th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2003 117th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats M Philippoussis (7-6 6-2 7-6)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sport awardTennis Open

2008 115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2008 122nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2013 Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon
  • 2013 The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997
  • 2013 120th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki (6-1 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 128th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4)

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay his $200,000 & vacate his light middleweight title


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1888 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1890 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • 1893 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • 1917 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • 1917 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • 1920 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • 1933 Frank Austin, English footballer
  • 1937 Tony Lewis, cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73)
  • 1939 Helena Dupont, US, equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • 1939 Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)
  • 1939 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1940 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1944 Gunhild Hoffmeister, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Oly-silver-72)
  • 1946 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)
  • 1947 Lance Clemons, baseball player
  • 1948 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1950 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980)

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1954 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1956 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)
  • 1957 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • 1957 Ron Duguay, Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1958 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • 1958 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1959 Tahir Naqqash, cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85)
  • 1960 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner (Olympic-gold-84)
  • 1961 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1963 Edwin Gorter, soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht)
  • 1964 Lillie Leatherwood, Northport Ala, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1965 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • 1967 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1968 Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)
  • 1969 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1970 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Greg Norton, American baseball player
  • 1973 Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 Steve Sullivan, Timmins, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • 1974 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Nikki Mott, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Con Blatsis, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
  • 1978 Rachel Rochelli, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1978 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1980 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • 1981 Nicole Kantek, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1981 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
  • 1986 Derrick Williams, American football player

Weddings in Sport

  • 2013 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • 2016 NFL quarterback Russell Wilson (27) weds singer-songwriter Ciara (30) at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 1966 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1892)
  • 1972 Vincent Valentine, WI cricket pace bowler (England 1933), dies
  • 1975 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1982 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 1991 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • 1996 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (b. 1949)