On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 24

Events in Sport

  • 1882 National League expels umpire Richard Higham from baseball for dishonesty after his links with gambling on games are confirmed
  • 1899 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 for her first of 2 US singles titles
  • 1905 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore wins her 4th US singles title; beats Helen Homans 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
  • 1910 50th British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)
  • 1913 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman J H Taylor wins Championship for a 5th and final time, 8 strokes ahead of defending champion Ted Ray
  • 1922 American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League
  • 1922 Charter NFL club Chicago Staleys renamed Chicago Bears by team founder, owner and head coach George Halas
  • 1928 US Open Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Johnny Farrell defeats amateur Bobby Jones by 1 stroke in a 36-hole playoff to win his only major title
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1914 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • 1934 Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner
  • 1967 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

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