On This Day in Sport for July 25

Events in Sport

  • 864 The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
  • 1900 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1902 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
  • 1914 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
  • 1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
  • 1937 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
  • 1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
  • 1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
  • 1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
  • 1948 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1954 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
  • 1956 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
  • 1957 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1971 Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • 1972 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • 1972 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1976 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1981 Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game.
  • 1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • 1982 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • 1982 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • 1992 25th Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993 48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
  • 1993 80th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1997 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 86th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2004 91st Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
  • 2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg
  • 2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
  • 2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1908 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1925 Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956)
  • 1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
  • 1929 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
  • 1940 John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • 1952 "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954 Walter Payton, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1957 Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1962 Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
  • 1962 Mike Buncic, discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1964 Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1964 Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1965 Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Dave Jareckie, US biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1967 Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1969 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1971 Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
  • 1972 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California
  • 1972 Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
  • 1973 Kevin Phillips, English footballer
  • 1974 Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1975 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
  • 1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1977 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1978 Gerard Warren, American football player
  • 1980 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
  • 1980 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
  • 1981 Conor Casey, American soccer player
  • 1981 Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1982 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • 1984 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1985 Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
  • 1988 Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Deaths in Sport

  • 1984 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • 1986 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997 Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 2009 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)