On This Day in Sport for August 25

Events in Sport

  • 1804 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey riding in York, England
  • 1890 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • 1895 15th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1904 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1910 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • 1917 37th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles (5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1920 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
  • 1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
  • 1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • 1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
  • 1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)

Sport awardGolf Major

1946 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • 1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
  • 1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • 1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
  • 1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
  • 1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1978 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
  • 1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
  • 1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • 1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
  • 1985 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
  • 1991 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
  • 1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • 1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • 1991 Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
  • 1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1868 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
  • 1898 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1935 Lones Wigger, shooter (Oly-gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1942 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 76), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1946 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1946 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1952 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1954 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • 1956 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1957 Sikander Bakht,Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1962 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • 1962 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1965 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965 Kathleen Horvath, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
  • 1966 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1968 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Catriona Matthew, golfer (1995 British Open-12th), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • 1969 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • 1970 Debbie Graham, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1970 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1970 Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, rower (Olympics-96), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1970 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • 1970 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
  • 1971 Makoto Kawahira, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971 Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)
  • 1972 Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Chris Mantilla, diver (Olympics-96), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1974 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Mike Jenkins, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1975 Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1976 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1977 Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)
  • 1979 Marlon Harewood, English footballer
  • 1980 Neal Musser, American baseball player
  • 1983 James Rossiter, British racing driver
  • 1987 James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
  • 1987 Justin Upton, American baseball player
  • 1988 Angela Park, Brazilian/American golfer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2007 Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano (37) weds "Dancing with the Stars" season 3 alumna Willa Ford (26) in Athens, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • 1939 Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1904)
  • 1965 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • 1968 Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies
  • 1976 Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
  • 1984 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • 1984 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62
  • 1995 John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
  • 2001 Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2001 Ken Tyrrell, former race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • 2008 Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2013 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • 2015 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, dies at 90