On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 12

Events in Sport

  • 1817 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course
  • 1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game
  • 1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
  • 1921 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
  • 1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)
  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth half way to his MLB record of 60 home runs; smacks #30 of Joe Shaute in 9th inning in New York's 7-0 win over Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field
  • 1928 1st televised tennis match
  • 1930 US Open Men's Golf, Interlachen CC: Defending champion Bobby Jones wins record-tying 4th US Open title by 2 strokes from Macdonald Smith; third consecutive major title
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1889 Marty Friedman, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (tied World C'ship series, New York Whirlwinds 1921), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1897 Fred Enke, American College basketball coach (University of Arizona 1925–1961, record 522–344), born in Olmsted County, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Paul Runyan, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1934, 38), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1937 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris
  • 1963 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper
  • 2015 Former football player Ledley King (35) weds long-term girlfriend Amy Kavanagh at Syon House in West London

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