On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 23

Events in Sport

  • 1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • 1868 All England Lawn Tennis Club is founded as The All England Croquet Club; 1877 name changed to The All England Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club
  • 1902 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06)
  • 1907 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles
  • 1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
  • 1922 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
  • 2011 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1932 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner, dies at 48
  • 1932 Frank Rankin, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors) and coach (Toronto Granites-Canada Olympic gold 1924), dies at 41
  • 1942 Andrew Ducat, English cricketer (England 1921) and footballer, dies whilst batting at Lords Cricket Ground at 56
  • 1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
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