On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 13

Events in Sport

  • 1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
  • 1889 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
  • 1890 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Roosevelt beats defending champion Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2
  • 1895 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
  • 1895 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor retains title; beats Sandy Herd of Scotland by 4 shots
  • 1896 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins first of 6 Open titles by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with defending champion J.H. Taylor
  • 1905 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson throws his 2nd no-hitter, beating Chicago Cubs, 1-0 at West Side Grounds, Chicago
  • 1908 Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in 8th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain world heavyweight boxing title
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2016 Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps (30) weds former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson (30) in Paradise Valley, Arizona

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