Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1881 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)
  • 1891 11th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Clarence Hobart (2-6, 7-5, 7-9, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
  • 1900 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • 1904 24th U.S. Men's National Championship: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8, 6-4, 9-7)
  • 1905 25th U.S. Men's National Championship: Beals Wright beats Holcombe Ward (6-2, 6-1, 11-9)
  • 1909 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
  • 1909 Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)
  • 1913 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1915 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • 1934 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432)
  • 1935 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
  • 1938 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)
  • 1947 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1959 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1966 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
  • 1968 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
  • 1968 Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
  • 1970 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • 1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
  • 1972 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
  • 1973 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • 1976 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)
  • 1979 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at US Open Tennis
  • 1979 Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green
  • 1980 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
  • 1981 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's
  • 1984 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • 1987 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)
  • 1990 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
  • 1991 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • 1993 Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • 1997 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • 1997 Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 2003 9th World Championships in Athletics close at Saint-Denis, France