On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 26

Events in Sport

  • 1914 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1928 In only his second and final defense of his world heavyweight boxing title, Gene Tunney scores an 11-round TKO win over Tom Heeney at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1928 Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
  • 1931 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Midlothian CC: June Beebe beats Mrs. Melvin Jones, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
  • 1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Henri Cochet beats Fred Perry 6-4, 1-6, 9-7, 6-3 to give France 3-2 win over Great Britain and 5th straight title
  • 1931 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • 1933 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
  • 1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1967 Australian cricket captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London
  • 2012 NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, dies at 36
  • 1939 Billy Murphy, New Zealand boxer (world featherweight champion 1890; first world champion in any class from NZ), dies at 75
  • 1948 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • 1964 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), dies at 80
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