On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 10

Events in Sport

  • 1884 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Gerald Patterson wins his second Wimbledon title; beats Randolph Lycett 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1926 US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • 1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1953 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: In his only Open Championship appearance, Ben Hogan prevails by 4 strokes over Dai Rees, Antonio Cerdá, Peter Thomson, Frank Stranahan

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
  • 1960 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1
  • 1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1964 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus

  • 1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 1971 100th British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1976 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Johnny Miller wins his only Open championship, 6 strokes clear of Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus; Miller's second and last major title

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Jack Nicklaus
Golfer
Jack Nicklaus
  • 1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Final day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee as New Zealand go down by 114 runs in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1992 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • 1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • 1997 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: US beats China, 5-4 on penalties; 0-0 a.e.t; US second World Cup
  • 2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle

Sport awardSports Awards

2002 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2005 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Peter Jacobsen wins his second Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Hale Irwin
  • 2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • 2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • 2016 UEFA European Championship, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France, 1-0

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

2016 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2016 US Open Women's Golf, CordeValle GC: American Brittany Lang wins her first major title by 3 strokes in a 3-hole playoff over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £99.2m, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1865 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1874 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • 1899 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Bob Catterall, South African cricket batsman (24 Tests, 3 x 100s), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1961)
  • 1917 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, born in Buffalo, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2009)

Person of interestJake LaMotta

1922 Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1922 Herb McKenley, Jamaican 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1928 Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1933 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), born in Taitung, Taiwan (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), born in Leiah, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia

Person of interestArthur Ashe

1943 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Person of interestVirginia Wade

1945 Virginia Wade, English tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1972, Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1945 John Motson, British sports (football) commentator, born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
  • 1952 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast (nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union), born in Grozny, Russia

Person of interestAndre Dawson

1954 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1960 Roger Craig, American NFL receiver (4-time Pro Bowl; 3-time Super Bowl; SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1962 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • 1964 Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • 1964 Urban Meyer, American football coach
  • 1964 Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1965 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1966 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1966 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1967 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1967 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
  • 1968 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1969 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1971 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • 1975 Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
  • 1976 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
  • 1980 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1982 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • 1985 Mario Gómez, German footballer
  • 1995 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian football striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner), born in Molde, Norway

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

2010 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • 2010 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City

Deaths in Sport

  • 1884 Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47
  • 1909 Flooi Du Toit, South African cricket leg-spinner (Test for South Africa 1892), dies at 40
  • 1935 Paul Hines, American MLB outfielder (Triple Crown 1878, Providence Grays), dies at 80
  • 1956 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1963 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • 1973 Wallace "Bud" Smith, American boxer (World lightweight title 1955-56), dies of gunshot wounds at 49
  • 1978 Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), dies at 77
  • 1994 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • 2000 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2008 Mike Souchak, American golfer (15 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1959, 61), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2019 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80
  • 2019 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), dies at 89