On This Day in Sport for July 16

Events in Sport

  • 1845 NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
  • 1879 3rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats V Goold (6-2 6-4 6-2)
  • 1883 7th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3)
  • 1888 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod retains her title beating Blanche Bingley 6-3, 6-3
  • 1888 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford 6-3, 7-5, 6-0
  • 1895 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
  • 1902 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
  • 1902 Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1936 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • 1938 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1944 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
  • 1945 Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1950 FIFA World Cup Final: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1951 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 1956 Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
  • 1960 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
  • 1961 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
  • 1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
  • 1961 48th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France

Sport awardGolf Major

1967 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1985 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
  • 1985 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
  • 1987 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • 1988 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton

Sport awardGolf Major

1989 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1993 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • 1994 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1995 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon

Sport awardSports Awards

2003 11th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2008 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 2013 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York

Sport awardTennis Open

2017 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2017 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1910 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1927 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1932 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

1942 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court

Person of interestJimmy Johnson

1943 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1945 Barry Dudleston, English cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Bebington, Cheshire
  • 1946 Ron Yary, American football player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 John Hollins, British retired footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • 1950 Dennis Priestley, English darts player, born in Mexborough, England
  • 1952 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), born in Armley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1957 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1959 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • 1959 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • 1960 Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • 1960 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMikael Pernfors

1963 Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 1963 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1964 Miguel Induráin, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95), born in Villava, Spain
  • 1965 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1965 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
  • 1966 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints), born in Woodbury, Minnesota
  • 1966 Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1966 Warren Sallenback, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in South Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1967 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Ariel Solomon, American NFL center and guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Barry Sanders, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1969 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1970 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1970 Phil Graham, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1970 William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1971 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • 1972 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
  • 1973 Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1973 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist, born in Varese, Italy
  • 1974 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1974 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1975 Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1975 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver, born in Bree, Belgium
  • 1976 Anna Smashnova, Russian tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER), born in Minsk, Russia
  • 1976 Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Fremantle, Australia
  • 1976 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • 1976 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer and coach, born in Asunción, Paraguay

Person of interestKim Rhode

1979 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • 1979 Chris Mihm, American basketball player (Chicago Bulls), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1980 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (29 professional tournament wins), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1982 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • 1984 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • 1989 Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer (Real Madrid, Welsh national team), born in Cardiff, Wales

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
  • 1956 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), dies at 56
  • 1992 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • 1992 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • 1992 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1994 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • 1995 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
  • 2011 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • 2013 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, dies at 85
  • 2016 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74