On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1884 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
  • 1896 13th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)
  • 1896 20th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats W Baddeley (6-2 6-8 5-7 8-6 6-3)
  • 1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th and beat Cubs 17-4
  • 1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
  • 1956 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
  • 1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • 1957 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1895 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • 1908 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1927 J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1932 Bill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player
  • 1943 Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 42
  • 1952 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), dies at 51
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2005 Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia