On This Day in Sport for July 3

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

1901 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1901 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1905 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for world heavyweight title
  • 1908 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry wins her 5th and final Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Agnes Morton
  • 1908 Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore takes his 2nd of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4
  • 1909 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby earns her only Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 win over Agnes Morton
  • 1909 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 for back-to-back titles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 record 19 game win-streak (started April 11)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1920 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden, becomes first American male to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Gerald Patterson of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • 1920 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-0 to complete a sweep after taking the women's & mixed doubles titles
  • 1926 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Briton Kitty Godfree wins her second Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Lilí Álvarez
  • 1926 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his second Wimbledon singles title 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 over American Howard Kinsey
  • 1931 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sidney Wood Jr beats fellow American Frank Shields in a walkover - ankle injury
  • 1931 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland, his first heavyweight title defence
  • 1931 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-German final Cilly Aussem beats Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 7-5
  • 1932 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)

  • 1936 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Jacobs wins her only Wimbledon title beating Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • 1936 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 for his third straight Wimbledon singles title
  • 1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 PGA Championship, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo 7 & 6 for his 3rd PGA Championship title

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1953 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins 2nd leg of her Grand Slam beating fellow American Doris Hart 8-6, 7-5
  • 1954 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by a record 12 strokes from Betty Hicks in her comeback event 14 months after radical colon cancer surgery

Sport awardTennis Open

1959 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo wins his only Wimbledon title beating Rod Laver of Australia 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1959 British Open Golf, Muirfield: South African Gary Player wins by 2 from Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sport awardTennis Open

1959 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 3 Wimbledon singles titles beating Darlene Hard 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Sport awardTennis Open

1964 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Court
  • 1966 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
  • 1968 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out a record 19 Minnesota Twins (10 inns) for another record 32 Ks in consecutive games

Sport awardTennis Open

1970 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1970 California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • 1971 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe of Australia beats American Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for his third and final Wimbledon singles title
  • 1973 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss
  • 1974 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Reds

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 for the first of 5 straight Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1977 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: Judy Rankin wins by 3 strokes from Pat Meyers and Sandra Palmer
  • 1980 US Open Senior Golf, Winged Foot: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 shots from William C. Campbell
  • 1980 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-2 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1983 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1983 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland
  • 1984 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • 1984 West Indies cricket opener Gordon Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 242 balls in 9-wicket Lord's Test win v England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Controversial NY Mets star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play, he is now an ordained minister

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1988 A's Gene Nelson becomes 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto
  • 1989 Open Mind wins American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies when Nite of Fun is disqualified in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont
  • 1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
  • 1993 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1994 US Open Senior Golf, Pinehurst: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh and Jim Albus
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Sport awardTennis Open

1999 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf 6-4, 7-5 for her only Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

2004 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer makes it 3 straight Wimbledon titles beating American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2006 US Open Women's Golf, Newport CC: Annika Sörenstam wins her 10th and final major title by 4 strokes in a playoff with Pat Hurst
  • 2007 America's Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain

Sport awardTennis Open

2010 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her crown overpowering Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first Wimbledon title

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 2018 Australian cricket batsman Aaron Finch breaks his own T20 International record smashing 172 from 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in Harare, opening stand with D'Arcy Short (223) also a record

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1861 Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer), born in Christiansted, Danish West Indies (d. 1901)
  • 1902 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted), born in Brightwater, Nelson (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1917 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Art Fowler, American baseball player, born in Converse, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik)
  • 1936 Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
  • 1938 David Gandolfo, horse trainer
  • 1938 Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)
  • 1940 Cesar Tovar, baseball player
  • 1940 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1945 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1950 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

1951 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1952 Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1952 Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
  • 1952 Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
  • 1953 Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1954 Debbie Skinner, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
  • 1956 Eddie Edwards, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1957 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • 1958 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1959 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
  • 1963 Don August, baseball player
  • 1964 Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1965 Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1965 Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1965 Greg Vaughn, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Vinson Smith, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)

Person of interestMoises Alou

1966 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 1966 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
  • 1968 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1970 Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • 1970 Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
  • 1971 Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972 Ontiwaun Carter, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Fred Rodriguez, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1974 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1975 John Hargis, American 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1976 Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
  • 1976 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • 1979 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
  • 1979 David Bacani, American baseball player
  • 1980 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
  • 1980 Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
  • 1980 Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricket spin bowler (103 Tests, 417 wickets), born in Jalandhar, India
  • 1984 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Person of interestSebastian Vettel

1987 Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver (four-time Formula 1 world champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, West Germany

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

Deaths in Sport

  • 1910 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1940 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
  • 1948 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1957 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1985 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, dies at 92
  • 1991 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, dies at 88
  • 1993 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56

Person of interestLew Hoad

1994 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1995 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 65
  • 2008 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2016 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84