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

Sport awardTennis Open

1897 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1897 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Harold Mahony 6-4 6-4 6-3 for the first of 4 titles
  • 1903 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
  • 1903 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Ethel Larcombe 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the first of 7 titles
  • 1903 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 for his second consecutive title

USA1st US Olympic Games

1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
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  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1916 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1917 Reds' Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day
  • 1917 In contradiction of a state law, the Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn. Owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine
  • 1919 SVV Scheveningen soccer club is established in the Dutch seaside town

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1920 Washington Senators pitching legend Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park, the only no-hitter of his illustrious career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1920 British Open Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: George Duncan erases a 13 stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title
  • 1920 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman's Park
  • 1931 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians MLB, Browns NFL, 78,189 capacity) is completed, closed 1993
  • 1938 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats England's Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam

Sport awardTennis Open

1938 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1941 Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1945 First MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg homers in his 1st game (Detroit beats Philadelphia A's 9-5)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1948 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1949 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats multi-national Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title
  • 1949 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
  • 1951 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
  • 1952 The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada
  • 1954 Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spinner makes his Test debut against England at just 16 yrs 352 days, then world record

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1955 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Beverly Fleitz 7-5, 8-6 for her 4th Wimbledon singles title
  • 1956 American golfer Beverly Hanson wins Western Golf Open by 4 strokes, the second of 3 LPGA major titles

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins her 3rd Open by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • 1968 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • 1970 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)
  • 1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • 1973 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
  • 1974 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1977 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
  • 1980 British runner Steve Ovett breaks countryman Sebastian Coe's world record for the mile in 3:48.8 in Oslo, Norway
  • 1982 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 US Open Senior Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer

  • 1987 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 US Open Senior Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Seniors tour major title

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1995 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost
  • 1996 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1996 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
  • 1998 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games
  • 2005 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned
  • 2007 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
  • 2011 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached
  • 2012 UEFA European Championship Final: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev to retain their title

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2018 NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2018 PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon
  • 2018 US Open Seniors Golf, Broadmoor GC: David Toms wins by 1 stroke from Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Jerry Kelly & Tim Petrovic

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1849 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)
  • 1857 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1861 Samuel D Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), born in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1861 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • 1888 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman, manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1906 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1907 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • 1922 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1925 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Art McNally, American sports referee (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • 1933 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets), born in Negril, Jamaica
  • 1940 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player/manager/administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1941 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1942 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • 1944 Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1947 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese auto racer (world sportscar championship 1985), born in Shizuoka-shi, Japan
  • 1952 Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
  • 1953 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1953 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1954 Mike Reid, American golfer (2 PGA Tour wins), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • 1955 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79) born in Turnersville, New Jersey
  • 1956 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1957 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1957 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder/manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1958 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1959 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey

Person of interestCarl Lewis

1961 Carl Lewis, American sprinter/long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1964 Bernard Laporte, French Rugby Union coach (France 1999-2007), born in Rodez, France
  • 1965 Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England
  • 1966 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
  • 1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player/coach/broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1969 Gary Brown, American NFL running back/coach (Houston Oilers), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie/coach/broadcaster (Olympic silver 1994), born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • 1974 Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City California,
  • 1974 Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1996), born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 1976 Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1976 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
  • 1976 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • 1976 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1977 Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1982 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • 1984 Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper (World Championship gold 2007), born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • 1985 Chris Perez, American MLB reliever (All Star 2011-12), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • 1986 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1988 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
  • 1991 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1992 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016), born in Barstow, California
  • 1996 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born Moscow, Russia

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1981 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 William Booth, England 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 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1982 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • 1983 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • 1995 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), dies at 86
  • 1999 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • 2003 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer/trainer (Roy Jones Jr), dies of kidney cancer at 75
  • 2005 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • 2006 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • 2008 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), dies at 80
  • 2009 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (3-weight world champion), dies of self inflicted gun wound at 57
  • 2010 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), dies at 85
  • 2012 Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), dies of heart failure at 86
  • 2013 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77