On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 26

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty wins 3rd straight Wimbledon singles championship; beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • 1910 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2
  • 1911 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson
  • 1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)
  • 1925 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: English born American Jim Barnes captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Ted Ray and Archie Compston
  • 1935 Surrey's former England Test cricket batsman Andy Sandham scores his 100th first class century (103) v Hampshire at Basingstoke
  • 1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1961 NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette
  • 1972 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon
  • 1993 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

Divorces in Sport

  • 1972 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

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