On This Day

June 26, 1911 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson

Birthdays in Sport

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)