On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 21

Events in Sport

  • 1896 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Charlotte Cooper beats Alice Simpson Pickering 6-2, 6-3
  • 1921 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
  • 1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th and beat Cubs 17-4
  • 1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
  • 1956 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
  • 1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1895 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • 1908 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), born in Monticello, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Sky Low Low [Marcel Gauthier], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2005 Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

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