On This Day in Sport for July 7

Events in Sport

  • 1887 11th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford beats E Renshaw (1-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4)
  • 1892 9th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-1 6-1)
  • 1892 16th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
  • 1911 28th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-0 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1919 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
  • 1919 39th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)
  • 1923 43rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
  • 1923 Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
  • 1924 Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½"
  • 1928 41st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-3)
  • 1928 Edward Hamm of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 53rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford beats E Vines (4-6 11-9 6-2 2-6 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1936 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
  • 1937 5th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 8-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash

Sport awardTennis Open

1939 52nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1939 74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • 1950 64th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (6-1 8-10 6-2 6-3)
  • 1950 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
  • 1951 58th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-1 6-0)
  • 1953 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich
  • 1955 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • 1956 63rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61)
  • 1958 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England v NZ Headingley
  • 1959 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

Sport awardTennis Open

1961 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1962 69th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (6-4 6-4)
  • 1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
  • 1963 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • 1964 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • 1964 All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1967 81st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
  • 1968 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1973 80th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final
  • 1973 87th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63)
  • 1973 Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
  • 1974 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
  • 1974 FIFA World Cup: West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 for football's 10th World Cup in Munich
  • 1974 New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa

Sport awardTennis Open

1978 85th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (26 64 75)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 93rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sport awardTennis Open

1985 99th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1990 97th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)
  • 1990 NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game
  • 1991 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker (6-4 7-6 6-4)
  • 1991 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1992 South Africa's national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, win South Africa's first ever FIFA sanctioned match
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game (goes to 27)
  • 1993 Philadelphia Phillies beat SF Giants 7-6 in 20 innings
  • 1996 110th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 17th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1996 Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1998 69th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-8 at Coors Field, Denver

Sport awardTennis Open

2002 109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2002 116th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt beats D Nalbandian (6-1 6-3 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

2013 127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1856 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • 1902 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1906 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, baseball pitcher, never look back

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1933 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1939 Laurie Silvers, horse trainer
  • 1940 James Toner, horse trainer
  • 1944 Tony Jacklin, Scunthorpe England, PGA golfer (1970 US Open)
  • 1946 Jim Day, Canada, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1948 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1955 Len Barker, American baseball player
  • 1958 Michael Marx, US fencer-epee (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960 Barbara Bierman, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
  • 1963 Lance Johnson, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1963 Naved Anjum, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90)
  • 1966 Hector Burba, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1966 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967 Alfred Jackson, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
  • 1967 Erik van der More, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1967 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
  • 1968 Chuck Knoblauch, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Reggie Cobb, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 1969 Sylke Otto, German luger
  • 1970 Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
  • 1970 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
  • 1970 Erik Zabel, German cyclist
  • 1971 Darren Krein, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Aldi Henry, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Darnay Scott, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Lisa Leslie, California, WNBA center (LA Sparks)/foward (Oly-gold-1996)
  • 1972 Michael Westbrook, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Stoney Case, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
  • 1973 Matt Mantei, American baseball player
  • 1973 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1974 Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975 Tony Benshoof, American luger
  • 1976 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork
  • 1979 Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
  • 1979 Carl Breeze, British racing driver
  • 1980 Michele Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (Oly-94, Oly-silver-98)
  • 1980 John Buck, American baseball player
  • 1981 Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
  • 1982 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1984 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
  • 1984 Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1989 Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1976 NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1943 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 2008 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies
  • 1934 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1965 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1967 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1975 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1976 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • 1979 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1982 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 1984 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • 1997 Jerry Doggett, sportscaster (Bkln/LA Dodgers), dies at 80
  • 2000 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • 2002 Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)