On This Day in Sport for July 3

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

1901 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1901 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
  • 1902 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • 1905 Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908 25th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Morton (6-4 6-4)
  • 1908 32nd Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
  • 1909 26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
  • 1909 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1912 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
  • 1920 40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
  • 1920 33rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-0)
  • 1925 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
  • 1926 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
  • 1926 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
  • 1927 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
  • 1931 51st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
  • 1931 Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1931 44th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5)
  • 1932 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • 1932 John McGraw retires from baseball
  • 1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC
  • 1936 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
  • 1947 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • 1948 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1954 61st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5)
  • 1954 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias

Sport awardTennis Open

1959 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1959 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sport awardTennis Open

1964 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno (6-4 7-5)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1965 Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
  • 1966 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • 1966 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • 1968 Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
  • 1970 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • 1970 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 1971 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • 1974 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1977 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1980 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • 1980 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 88th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1983 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1988 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • 1988 A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
  • 1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
  • 1993 100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4)
  • 1993 Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivanišević (7-6 7-6 6-0)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1994 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • 1994 Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats 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 Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2007 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-2 to win in Spain

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1861 Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)
  • 1902 Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)
  • 1911 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England)
  • 1917 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Art Fowler, baseball player
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

1951 Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all rounder (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 gymnist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
  • 1963 Don August, baseball player
  • 1964 Louis Clark, NFL receiver (Seattle)/WLAF coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 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, SD Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Shinya Hashimoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1965 Vinson Smith, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes)
  • 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 (Oly-96), 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-96), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1974 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1975 John Hargis, American 100m butterfly (Olympics-96), 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
  • 1984 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 (b. 1893)
  • 1993 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2016 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84