On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 15

Events in Sport

  • 1815 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill
  • 1876 Baseball's first official no-hitter: George Bradley of the St Louis Brown Stockings no-hits the Hartford Dark Blues, 2-0
  • 1879 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Vere St. Leger Goold 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
  • 1880 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reigning champion John Hartley beats Herbert Lawford 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
  • 1884 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 6-4, 9-7
  • 1895 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1901 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • 1902 Indian born England Test batsman K S Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch for Sussex v Surrey in a county cricket match at Hastings; finishes unbeaten on 234
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2005 Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 2006 Soccer star player Ashley Cole (25) weds "Girls Aloud" member Cheryl Tweedy (23) at Holy Trinity Church in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1910 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • 1912 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • 1942 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • 1946 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry CCC), dies at 68
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