On This Day in Sport for July 9

Events in Sport

  • 1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • 1891 8th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-1)
  • 1891 15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0)
  • 1904 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • 1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • 1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1937 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 1939 A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
  • 1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1949 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
  • 1954 83rd British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • 1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1960 89th British Golf Open: Kel Nagle shoots a 278 at St Andrews
  • 1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1965 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Major

1966 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

Sport awardGolf Major

1967 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1968 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
  • 1968 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times
  • 1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase (4-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-5)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1972 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

1977 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1989 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1990 104th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1991 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • 1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)

Sport awardTennis Open

1995 109th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker (67 62 64 62)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1995 Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 1996 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
  • 1997 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield

Sport awardTennis Open

2000 107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2000 114th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Pat Rafter (6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2) winning his 13th Grand Slam tennis title
  • 2000 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 2001 115th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Goran Ivanišević beats Pat Rafter (6-3 3-6 6-3 2-6 9-7)
  • 2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats France 5-3 on penalties for football's 18th World Cup in Berlin

Sport awardTennis Open

2006 120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 123rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 grand slam singles tiles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1893 George Geary, cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1914 Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
  • 1927 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
  • 1927 Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1928 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
  • 1930 Roy McLean, cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests)
  • 1937 Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)
  • 1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • 1941 Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1942 Robert Frankel, horse trainer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL running back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1952 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • 1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1961 Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup)
  • 1964 Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • 1964 Scott Rachal Verplank, PGA golfer (1985 Western Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Bob Hess Jr, horse trainer
  • 1968 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • 1969 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • 1970 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1973 Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1981 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • 1982 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • 1985 Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1985 Ashley Young, English footballer
  • 1990 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers

Weddings in Sport

  • 1966 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
  • 2011 NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana

Deaths in Sport

  • 1893 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • 1932 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1951 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • 1955 Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1957 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • 1960 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • 1974 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
  • 1979 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • 1979 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1994 Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2005 Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 2011 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)