On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1877 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 27-year-old English rackets player Spencer Gore wins inaugural event; beats William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
  • 1884 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maud Watson becomes inaugural female champion by beating her sister Lillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
  • 1900 Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
  • 1902 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • 1903 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin wins inaugural event
  • 1908 Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • 1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
  • 1910 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1939 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (35 Tests for England, 1999 runs), dies at 68
  • 1974 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • 1995 James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • 1998 Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
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