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
  • 1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
  • 1902 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06)
  • 1907 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1931 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics
  • 1933 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test
  • 1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1949 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • 1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Sport awardGolf Major

1960 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
  • 1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • 1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • 1969 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • 1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
  • 1974 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • 1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1976 Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1978 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Indianapolis: Hollis Stacy successfully defends title by 1 stroke from Sally Little and JoAnne Carner
  • 1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
  • 1978 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game
  • 1978 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • 1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • 1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • 1989 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • 1989 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1989 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • 1993 Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • 1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
  • 1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • 1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • 1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC

Sport awardGolf Major

1995 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: John Daly wins in a playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • 1995 Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1995 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • 1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them

Sport awardGolf Major

2000 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2006 135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 2006 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain
  • 2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0
  • 2017 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • 1898 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1917 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1928 Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 1993)
  • 1937 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • 1949 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1952 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)

Person of interestGraham Gooch

1953 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1957 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1958 Ken Green, American PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open), born in Danburry, Connecticut
  • 1961 Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Terry-Jo Myers, American LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1963 Slobodan Živojinović, Serbian tennis star, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1964 Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1965 Brett Faryniarz, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1966 Micheal Williams, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1968 Amy Fruwirth, American LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th), born in Cypress, California
  • 1968 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • 1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Gary Payton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Stefan Figliuzzi, Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Laval, Quebec
  • 1968 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1969 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
  • 1969 Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1973 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • 1973 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1973 Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player
  • 1974 Maurice Greene, American 100m runner, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1974 Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1974 Terry Glenn, American football player
  • 1974 Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1976 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
  • 1977 Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1977 Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
  • 1978 Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979 Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979 Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1981 Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
  • 1982 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
  • 1982 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1983 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • 1984 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • 1985 Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
  • 1986 Nelson Philippe, French racing driver

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1932 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner, dies at 48
  • 1942 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • 1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • 1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 64
  • 1985 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1988 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
  • 1993 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • 1997 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)
  • 2013 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • 2013 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), dies of dementia complications at 75
  • 2017 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), dies at 87