On This Day in Sport for June 25

Events in Sport

  • 1892 6th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1903 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
  • 1903 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • 1904 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1912 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from defending champion Harry Vardon
  • 1921 British Open Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered

Sport awardGolf Major

1926 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1927 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • 1932 36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
  • 1932 Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's, London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1947 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
  • 1948 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1952 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville

  • 1957 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • 1960 South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg
  • 1961 Baltimore and California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
  • 1963 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • 1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
  • 1969 Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
  • 1976 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • 1977 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12
  • 1978 FIFA World Cup Final: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 a.e.t. in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1983 India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 1983 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • 1986 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1988 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • 1988 UEFA European Championship Final: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union 2-0 in Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1993 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • 1994 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
  • 1997 NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • 1999 53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 2000 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • 2014 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • 2015 Karl-Anthony Towns is chosen by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the first draft pick in the 2015 NBA draft

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1925 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1939 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestWillis Reed

1942 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • 1949 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1950 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1953 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1954 John C. Kimmel, American horse trainer, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1958 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea
  • 1959 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper (Winter Olympics medalist), born in Lahti, Finland
  • 1960 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1962 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • 1963 Mike Stanley, American baseball player (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1964 Dell Curry, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1964 Phil Emery, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994), born in St Ives, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1966 Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • 1967 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Joan Smith, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1967 Roshan Jurangpathy, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1969 Alina Ivanova, Russian race walker (indoor 3K world record), born in Kildishevo, Yadrinsky District, Russia
  • 1969 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1969 Jurgen Streppel, Dutch soccer player (Telstar/RKC), born in Voorst, Netherlands
  • 1970 Aaron Sele, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1970 Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete (Olympic Gold 2000), born in Võru, Estonia
  • 1971 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • 1971 Mike Sutherland, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1971 Robert Reichel, Czech hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998), born in Litvínov, Czech Republic
  • 1971 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1971 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1972 Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972 Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1973 Milan Hnilicka, Czech hockey goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Rene Corbet, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Whitney Post, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and sports columnist, born in Barton on Sea, England
  • 1974 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire), born in Riverside, California
  • 1974 Leeland McElroy, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974 Vernon Crawford, American football linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1975 Alberto Costa, Spanish professional tennis player, born in Lleida, Spain
  • 1975 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster, born in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • 1976 José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer, born in Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • 1978 Luke Scott, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays), born in DeLeon Springs, Florida
  • 1979 Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer (Bournemouth), born in Glasgow
  • 1981 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper, born in Grabs, Switzerland
  • 1982 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1983 Todd Cooper, British freestyle swimmer, born in Kidderminster, England
  • 1986 Charlie Davies, American soccer player (New England Revolution), born in Manchester, New Hampshire

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1960 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, dies at 50
  • 1949 Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1953 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • 1960 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • 1992 Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • 2007 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, dies at 74
  • 2016 Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 79