On This Day in Sport for July 22

Events in Sport

  • 1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes

Sport awardGolf Major

1921 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia Country Club, Maryland

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1923 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1926 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
  • 1936 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11

Sport awardGolf Major

1962 PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 1 stroke from Bob Goalby

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 1962 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
  • 1972 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1973 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 5 from Gloria Ehret & Shelley Hamlin for her third national title
  • 1973 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • 1979 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 1979 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sport awardGolf Major

1984 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd of 3 Open titles by 2 shots from Bernhard Langer & Tom Watson

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 1984 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • 1984 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • 1990 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1993 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • 1994 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2001 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: David Duval wins his only major title by 3 shots from Niclas Fasth of Sweden
  • 2007 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 2012 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 2012 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2017 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • 2018 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari holds off a pack of players including favourites Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose to win by 2; first Italian to win a major title

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1863 Alec Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Frank, Kent 1884-1910)
  • 1892 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • 1893 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1905 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1909 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • 1922 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1927 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1929 John Barber, British racing driver
  • 1935 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1936 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • 1937 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • 1937 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • 1940 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1944 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • 1944 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1949 Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1952 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1956 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1957 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1960 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1961 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • 1962 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1963 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 1964 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1966 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • 1968 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • 1971 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • 1973 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • 1977 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
  • 1978 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, (d. 2012)
  • 1979 Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
  • 1979 Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player
  • 1980 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1980 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • 1982 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • 1983 Steven Jackson, American football player
  • 1984 Stewart Downing, English footballer
  • 1985 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player

Weddings in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1937 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • 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
  • 1979 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • 1979 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), dies at 49
  • 1987 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • 1995 Harold Larwood, cricket (98 wkts bowling for Engl 1926-34), dies at 91
  • 2007 Jarrod Cunningham New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
  • 2007 Mike Coolbaugh former baseball player and coach (b.1972)
  • 2007 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2011 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2013 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • 2018 Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 2018 Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), dies of cancer at 65