On This Day in Sport for June 23

Events in Sport

  • 1893 7th U.S. Women's National Championship: Aline Terry beats Augusta Schultz (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • 1900 14th U.S. Women's National Championship: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker (6-2, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 1906 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1917 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • 1917 31st U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0

Sport awardGolf Major

1922 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1926 Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1930 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
  • 1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1945 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
  • 1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
  • 1962 Larry Doby retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
  • 1963 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1963 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1969 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 1972 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
  • 1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
  • 1974 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 2 shots from JoAnn Carner
  • 1975 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
  • 1979 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 1980 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • 1981 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • 1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1985 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
  • 1986 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • 1988 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1991 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • 1994 Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game
  • 1996 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 2005 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 2008 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971
  • 2013 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • 2018 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1892 Able Kiviat, American runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1904 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
  • 1916 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • 1917 Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
  • 1922 Leonard Dorfman, horse trainer
  • 1922 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • 1932 Bob Blair, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 19 Tests in 50s)
  • 1940 Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)
  • 1940 Simon Hobday, South African golfer (1994 US Senior Open), born in Mafikeng, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)
  • 1949 Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1951 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • 1953 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1955 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • 1956 Tony Hill, American football player
  • 1957 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • 1959 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1961 LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1962 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • 1963 Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
  • 1964 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • 1965 John "Chip" McKibben II, Balboa Island California, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Leith Wastle, Benalla VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1965 Peter O'Malley, Bathurst NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Barbara Jordan, US softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1966 Chantal Daucourt, Swiss mountain cyclist (world-bronze-95), born in Bienne, Switzerland
  • 1966 Vladislav Neiman, Men's flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Israel
  • 1967 Derrick Walker, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1968 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1969 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1970 A C Earl, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970 Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Rich Manning, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Robert Brooks, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1971 Felix Potvin, Anjou, NHL goalie (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971 Joe Rumolo, CFL defensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France
  • 1973 Mark Larsen, Danish gallop jockey
  • 1974 Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1974 Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1975 Alexander Serikow, Landshut GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • 1975 Jane Jamieson, Australian heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Kevin Dyson, American football player
  • 1976 Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • 1976 Wade Barrett, American soccer player
  • 1976 Brandon Stokley, American football player
  • 1976 Patrick Vieira, French footballer
  • 1977 Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Matt Light, American football player
  • 1979 LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
  • 1980 Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
  • 1983 Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
  • 1988 Milk [Daniel Donigan], American figure skater and drag performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1992 Bridget Sloan, American gymnast, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair

Deaths in Sport

  • 1891 George Parr, cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies
  • 1969 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907)
  • 1969 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1995 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)
  • 2002 Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
  • 2006 Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38
  • 2011 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • 2012 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • 2013 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64