On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 1

Events in Sport

  • 1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1893 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
  • 1901 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats defending 4-time champion R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1903 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
  • 1904 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States
  • 1904 Willie Anderson becomes the first 2-time Western Open golf champion, beating fellow Scot Alex Smith by 4 strokes at Michigan's Kent CC
  • 1910 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox, 2-0
  • 1916 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR; Pirates beat Reds, 2-1
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1981 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo
  • 2011 Prince Albert of Monaco marries South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock in the Throne Room, Prince's Palace, Monaco

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 William Booth, English Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39
  • 1948 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), dies in practise crash at 43
  • 1965 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1971 Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder, lawyer and politician (UK's first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69 [1]
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