On This Day in Sport for July 2

Events in Sport

  • 1902 John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)

Sport awardTennis Open

1902 19th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb beats Charlotte Cooper (7-5 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1902 26th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats A Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
  • 1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs
  • 1907 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2)
  • 1921 41st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1921 Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1927 40th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-4)
  • 1932 52nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
  • 1935 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • 1937 57th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1937 50th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats J Jędrzejowska (6-2 2-6 7-5)
  • 1938 51st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-4 6-0)
  • 1943 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
  • 1948 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • 1948 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • 1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1949 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 68th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall (13-11 4-6 6-2 9-7)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1955 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • 1955 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1963 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 79th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1967 22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
  • 1970 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • 1971 78th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Smith (64 61)
  • 1972 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • 1972 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 83rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong (63 46 86)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 91st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1978 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 90th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 95th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1989 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • 1989 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27)
  • 1994 101st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez beats Martina Navratilova (64 36 63)
  • 1995 16th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
  • 1995 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • 2000 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 2005 South African tennis player Wesley Moodie and Australian Stephen Huss win the Wimbledon Men's double title
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao in WBO welterweight world title fight in Brisbane, Australia


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1882 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • 1901 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
  • 1907 Leo O'Brien, cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36)
  • 1927 Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
  • 1934 Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • 1937 Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • 1937 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
  • 1943 Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
  • 1947 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • 1956 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1959 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1959 Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • 1961 Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1962 Brandel Eugene Chamblee, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1964 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964 Joe Magrane, baseball player
  • 1964 Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1964 Shannon Ritter, jockey
  • 1964 Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • 1966 Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1968 Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
  • 1968 Mike Lee, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1970 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • 1970 Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
  • 1971 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1974 Sean Casey, American baseball player
  • 1975 Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
  • 1975 Daniel Kowalski, Australian swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96), born in Singapore
  • 1975 Eric Daze, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • 1976 Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
  • 1979 Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979 Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 1980 Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
  • 1981 Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1981 Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
  • 1984 Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
  • 1984 Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
  • 1984 Johnny Weir, American figure skater
  • 1985 Rhett Bomar, American football player
  • 1985 Chad Henne, American football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1955 NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 2010 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1959 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Deaths in Sport

  • 1903 Ed Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player (b. 1867)
  • 1912 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
  • 1921 Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1941 Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29
  • 1964 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash
  • 1969 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 1973 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • 1973 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1973 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1985 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 1986 Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US
  • 2000 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • 2012 Ben Davidson, American professional footballer and actor, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2015 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 68