On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 9

Events in Sport

  • 1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles
  • 1905 Ty Cobb's mother Amanda kills her husband after mistaking him for a burglar
  • 1908 Tour de France: French road cyclist Lucien Petit-Breton successfully defends his title beating Fran├žois Faber of Luxembourg
  • 1918 Cincinnati Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
  • 1923 NY State Golf Association formed
  • 1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
  • 1936 Jesse Owens is part of the American 4 x 100m relay team that wins gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his 4th gold medal of the Games
  • 1936 Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1945 Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), dies at 63
  • 1946 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
  • 1969 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 72
  • 1973 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08), dies at 88
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