On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 18

Events in Sport

  • 1878 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow makes his lone Wimbledon appearance, and wins; beats defending champion Spencer Gore 7-5, 6-1, 9-7
  • 1893 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • 1893 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title
  • 1896 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills: American-based Scot James Foulis wins by 3 strokes ahead of Englishman Horace Rawlins
  • 1896 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • 1896 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji completes an unbeaten 154 on Test cricket debut for England in 2nd Test against Australia at Old Trafford
  • 1912 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • 1913 After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1933 American heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds American Broadway singer and actress Hannah Williams (22); divorce in 1943
  • 1999 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1907 Ted Pooley, English cricket wicket-keeper (1st class records: 8 stumpings in a match 1878; 12 dismissals in a match 1868), dies at 65
  • 1938 Fernando Canon, Filipino revolutionary general, poet, and the Philippines 1st National Chess Champion, dies at 77
  • 1963 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1980 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies at 76
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