Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1877 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
  • 1879 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
  • 1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
  • 1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • 1918 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)
  • 1929 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings

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1930 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1935 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • 1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
  • 1940 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
  • 1940 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1964 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • 1967 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1968 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1970 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1972 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
  • 1980 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1981 Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500
  • 1981 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1984 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
  • 1986 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Major

1987 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1987 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • 1988 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals

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1989 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1989 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • 1989 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • 1990 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

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1992 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • 1992 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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1992 Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1992 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • 1993 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1
  • 1994 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1995 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1998 Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)
  • 2000 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • 2009 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)
  • 2010 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 NHL Western Conference Finals: Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 1
  • 2014 22nd UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Atletico Madrid 4-1 at Lisbon
  • 2015 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 3:05:56.5286 (259.653 km/h)
  • 2015 Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win the 2015 20/20 cricket Indian Premier League