On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 28

Events in Sport

  • 1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
  • 1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

1897 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley-Hillyard wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1904 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Reigning champion Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
  • 1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
  • 1924 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1935 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Alf Perry wins his only major title, by 4 shots from fellow Englishman Alf Padgham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1939 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
  • 1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1953 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Betsy Rawls wins an 18-hole Sunday playoff by 6 strokes over runner-up Jackie Pung

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1958 American swimmer Nancy Ramey sets world record for 100m butterfly in 1:09.6 in Los Angeles, California

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1958 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 1966 Ernie Terrell beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
  • 1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs and no-hits Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1975 Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns
  • 1975 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • 1980 The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series
  • 1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)

AgreementContract of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1992 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1993 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • 1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1994 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) defenceman Ed Jovanovski first pick by Florida Panthers
  • 1995 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
  • 1995 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
  • 2000 NBA Draft: Cincinnati power forward Kenyon Martin first pick by New Jersey Nets
  • 2005 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2006 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors
  • 2007 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies
  • 2007 NBA Draft: Ohio State center Greg Oden first pick by Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Anthony Davis first pick New Orleans Pelicans

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • 2015 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Del Paso CC: Jeff Maggert shoots final round 65 (-5) to win by 2 strokes from defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Joe Cox, South African cricket fast medium bowler (3 Tests; Natal), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1888 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
  • 1902 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1923 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1923 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete, born in Ceres, Cape Province, South Africa
  • 1928 Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's), born in Winterton, Natal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Junior Johnson, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1960; NASCAR Hall of Fame), born in Wilkes County, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Oekene, Belgium (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Roy Gilchrist, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 57 wickets), born in St Thomas, Jamaica (d. 2001)
  • 1937 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), born in Endicott, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Georgios Zaimis, Greek sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1960), born in Piraeus, Attiki, Greece (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Al Downing, American MLB baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Dutch figure skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Akkrum, Netherlands
  • 1949 Don Baylor, American baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1950 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1952 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), born in Barletta, Apulia, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Nikolay Zimyatov, Soviet-Russian nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976), born in Moscow
  • 1955 Eric Gates, English football player, born in Ferryhill, County Durham, England
  • 1957 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver, born in Susanville, California
  • 1958 Sergei Shakrai, Russian figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Soviet Union

Person of interestJohn Elway

1960 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1961 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1962 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • 1963 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • 1964 Susan Mascarin, American tennis player, born in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • 1965 Michele Timms, Australian WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1966 Andrew Lang, American NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • 1967 Matt Karchner, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1971 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1971 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 1971 Greg Keagle, American MLB right-handed pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • 1971 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1971 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • 1971 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
  • 1972 Arie van der Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta), born in Ridderkerk, Netherlands
  • 1972 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1973 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1973 Brian Maisonneuve, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete, born in Szeged, Hungary
  • 1974 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Rob Dyrdek, American entrepreneur, TV personality (Ridiculousness) and professional skateboarder, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • 1975 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • 1976 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player, born in Hyōgo, Japan
  • 1976 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder (Olympic gold 2006,10), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1977 Lindsay Lee, American tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1977 Chris Spurling, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1979 Randy McMichael, American NFL football player (Miami Dolphins), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1979 Jimmy Spithill, Australian sailor (America's Cup winning helmsman 2010, 2013), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1985 Phil Bardsley, English football player (Burnley), born in Salford, England

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

2008 Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 Israel Durham, Phillies president dies
  • 1915 Victor Trumper, Australian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), dies of Bright's disease at 37
  • 1924 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), dies of peritonitis at 33
  • 1958 George Gunn, English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • 1962 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • 1963 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 77
  • 1975 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • 1981 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged distance runner (Marathon of Hope 1980), dies of cancer at 22
  • 1985 Jimmy Thomson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1935, PGA C'ship 1936 runner-up), dies at 76
  • 1991 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1992 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • 2003 Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2014 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84
  • 2016 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • 2016 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85
  • 2020 Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982, 87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 2020 Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at 40