On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 24

Events in Sport

  • 1860 Olympics beat St. George, 25-17 at St. Georges Cricket Grounds, Philadelphia in first baseball game played in enclosed field
  • 1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • 1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)
  • 1908 American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line
  • 1909 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-0 victory at Washington Park, Brooklyn
  • 1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1980 Tennis star Björn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

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