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 5th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-3 6-3)
  • 1888 12th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H 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

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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

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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

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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: Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

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

Novelist J. D. Salinger
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

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1967 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1978 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 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)
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
  • 1995 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
  • 1995 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam

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 131st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) for a record 8th title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

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, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
  • 1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 1927 John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
  • 1932 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
  • 1932 Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1936 V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)

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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

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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, cricket umpire
  • 1946 Ron Yary, American football player
  • 1946 John Hollins, British retired footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • 1952 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • 1957 Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1959 Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
  • 1960 Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California

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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
  • 1964 Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
  • 1965 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1965 Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)
  • 1966 Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • 1966 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
  • 1966 Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Roger Duffy, NFL guard/center (NY Jets)
  • 1968 Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1968 Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
  • 1970 Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
  • 1970 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1971 Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Aaron Glenn, NFL cornerback/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Shaun Pollock, cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-)
  • 1973 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
  • 1974 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96)
  • 1974 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer
  • 1975 Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1975 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver
  • 1976 Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
  • 1976 Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish Rally driver
  • 1976 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer

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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
  • 1980 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (29 professional tournament wins), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1982 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1984 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 2016 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74