On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 16

Events in Sport

  • 1883 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins third straight Wimbledon title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1888 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Ernest Renshaw wins his lone major title; beats defending champion Herbert Lawford 6-3, 7-5, 6-0
  • 1895 Lancashire batsman Archie MacLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton
  • 1896 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket
  • 1902 John McGraw officially becomes manager of MLB New York Giants; 30 year tenure begins (1902-32)
  • 1909 MLB Detroit Tigers and Washington Senators play longest scoreless game in AL history - 18 innings at Bennett Field in Detroit, Michigan [1]
  • 1920 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
  • 1924 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1988 Canadian NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky (27) weds American 'Police Academy 5' / 'A League of Their Own' actress Janet Jones (27) in Edmonton, Alberta

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