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Events in Sport

  • 1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game winning streak record
  • 1901 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • 1904 NY Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games in a 5-1 loss to Chicago White Sox at South Side Park, Chicago
  • 1933 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret
  • 1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
  • 1936 First time the Olympic cycling road race is conducted as a mass start event with Frenchmen Robert Charpentier and Guy Lap├ębie taking gold and silver, and France winning the teams gold medal
  • 1944 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1948 Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1902 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • 1910 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • 1911 James "Soup" Perkins, American jockey (Kentucky Derby 1985; winningest jockey in America 1895), dies from a heart attack at 32
  • 1958 Frank Demaree, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1936, 37; Chicago Cubs, NY Giants), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2002 "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada