On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 22

Events in Sport

  • 1859 Underarm slow right arm bowler V E Walker takes 10-74 in 1st innings for an All-England Cricket XI v Surrey CCC at The Oval in London
  • 1865 Underarm slow right arm bowler V E Walker takes 10-104 in an innings for Middlesex v Lancashire in a county cricket match at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • 1912 V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1921 US Open Men's Golf, Columbia CC: Englishman Jim Barnes wins the 3rd of his 4 major titles by 9 strokes ahead of runners-up Walter Hagen and Fred McLeod
  • 1923 Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson becomes 1st to reach 3,000 career strikeout milestone (en route to 3,508) with 5 K's in 3-1 win over Cleveland Indians
  • 1923 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France
  • 1925 NY Yankees buy future Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Leo Durocher from Hartford Senators (Eastern League)
  • 1926 Cincinnati Reds right fielder Curt Walker ties National League record of 2 triples in an inning in a 13-1 rout of the Boston Braves
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2007 Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali (30) weds former NFL player Curtis Conway (36) in Marina del Rey, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1937 Ted McDonald, Australian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 5/32; Tasmania, Victoria, Lancashire CCC), dies in car crash at 46
  • 1958 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • 1966 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • 1969 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
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