On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 18

Events in Sport

  • 1886 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
  • 1914 Swiss track and road bicycle racer Oscar Egg sets new hour world record of 44.247 km at the outdoor VĂ©lodrome Buffalo in Paris; record stands until 1933
  • 1915 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1
  • 1920 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
  • 1922 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: 20-year old US Open champion Gene Sarazen defeats Emmet French, 4 & 3 in the final
  • 1923 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Germantown CC, PA: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-2, 6-1 for her first of 7 US singles crowns
  • 1923 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Brisbane: Margaret Molesworth retains title; beats Esna Boyd 6-1, 7-5
  • 1923 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane: Pat O'Hara Wood wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Bert St John 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
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