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On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1879 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen & Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
  • 1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
  • 1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
  • 1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • 1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
  • 1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • 1919 Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth takes his MLB home run record to 29 with a 3rd inning blast in a 7-5 defeat at the Washington Senators' Griffith Stadium
  • 1921 MLB NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 21-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1934 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier
  • 2009 Businesswoman and TV personality Khloé Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California