On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 14

Events in Sport

  • 1912 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • 1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • 1916 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 innings for 14 hits in a 0-0 tie vs Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • 1934 NY Times erroneously declares Babe Ruth 700 HR record to stand for all time
  • 1934 Philadelphia Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beating Cincinnati 18-0
  • 1946 Cleveland's Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR, but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs
  • 1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobný and Vladimir Černík defect while playing in a tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland; Drobny accepts Egyptian citizenship
  • 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1996 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), dies when shot down as WWI fighter pilot at 29
  • 1925 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, dies at 23
  • 1930 William Hare Ashley, South African cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1938 Robert Poore, British cricket batsman (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies at 72
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