On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 22

Events in Sport

  • 1865 Acknowledged as 1st Class Cricket debut of Dr W. G. Grace; as a 16 year old he is dismissed for 0 playing for Gentlemen of South v Players of South at Kennington Oval, London
  • 1874 Game of lawn tennis introduced
  • 1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
  • 1918 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss 6-4, 6-3 for her 4th consecutive US singles title
  • 1921 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)
  • 1926 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • 1929 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
  • 1930 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig smashes 3 HRs in 20-13 win over Philadelphia A's at Shibe Park
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1958 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California
  • 2005 "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1874 Howard Staunton, English World Chess Champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1933 Henry Birkin, British auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans class 8.0 1929; class 3.0 1931), dies from malaria at 36
  • 1940 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1955 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
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