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  • 1914 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1928 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1931 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1931 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France

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1933 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1947 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
  • 1947 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)

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1948 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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1948 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1950 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game

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1952 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1953 40th Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1955 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
  • 1955 Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
  • 1957 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1962 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • 1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

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1970 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Sport awardGolf Major

1981 36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

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1984 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1984 Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use
  • 1987 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland

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1988 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1990 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
  • 1991 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1991 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th

Sport awardGolf Major

1992 47th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

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1992 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1992 79th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1998 19th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Hale Irwin
  • 2009 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
  • 2015 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain