Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
  • 1885 5th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Godfrey M. Brinley (6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1898 18th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. Davis (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1930 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
  • 1934 Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
  • 1934 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • 1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
  • 1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chicago Bears 0 (105,840)
  • 1950 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition
  • 1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1959 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1960 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1965 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1971 Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
  • 1972 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
  • 1975 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • 1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 1984 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
  • 1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • 1993 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1993 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2007 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • 2015 15th World Championships in Athletics open at Beijing, China