On This Day in Sport for June 29

Events in Sport

  • 1895 9th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Helen Hellwig (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1897 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
  • 1901 15th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Myrtle McAteer (6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1904 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1904 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
  • 1906 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
  • 1921 34th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (6-2 6-0)
  • 1933 Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1934 British Open Golf, Royal St. George's GC: Henry Cotton of England wins wire-to-wire by 5 shots from South African Sid Brews
  • 1935 Western Open Women's Golf, Sunset Ridge CC: Opal Hill scores an easy, 9 & 7 win over Mrs. S.L. Reinhart to claim her first of 2 consecutive major titles
  • 1947 US Open Women's Golf, Starmount Forest CC: American Betty Jameson wins her only US crown, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs
  • 1950 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)

Sport awardGolf Major

1952 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1956 Charles Dumas makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California

Sport awardGolf Major

1957 12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 FIFA World Cup Final: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in Stockholm, Sweden

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend

  • 1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardGolf Major

1969 US Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Donna Caponi wins first of 4 major titles; beat Peggy Wilson by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1969 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1975 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Carol Mann
  • 1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1986 FIFA World Cup Final: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in ffront of 114,600 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City
  • 1986 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • 1986 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1990 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
  • 1990 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
  • 1991 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1995 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1997 18th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Graham Marsh

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
  • 2008 UEFA European Championship Final: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany 1-0 in Vienna

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1880 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1889 Willie MacFarlane, Scottish professional golfer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1933 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1936 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1936 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s), born in Skipton, Victoria, Australia
  • 1939 Ron Headley, West Indian cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1941 Margitta Gummel, German shot putter (Olympic gold 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1941 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1947 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1949 Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1952 Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • 1954 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1956 Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
  • 1958 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
  • 1958 Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1959 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1964 Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1965 Paul Jarvis, cricketer (England pace bowler 1988-93)
  • 1966 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 John Wehner, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)
  • 1969 Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1969 Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)
  • 1970 Troy Drayton, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
  • 1971 Dennis Gerritsen, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1971 Mike Sillinger, Regina, NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks)
  • 1971 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • 1972 Fabrice L'Henry, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1973 George Hincapie, road cyclist (Olympics-76th-92, 96), born in Queens, New York
  • 1975 Mathew Gates, Baldock England, dance skater (& Chalom-1995 Nat Jr champ)
  • 1977 Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979 Andy O'Brien, English footballer (Republic of Ireland), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1979 Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • 1980 Martin Truex Jr, American auto racer (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion 2017), born in Mayetta, New Jersey
  • 1981 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1981 Joe Johnson, American basketball player, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1985 Quintin Demps, American football player
  • 1988 Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
  • 1990 Ryu So-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2011, ANA Inspiration 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea

Weddings in Sport

  • 2015 Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (33) weds model Dani Lawrence (28) at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

Deaths in Sport

  • 1935 Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1949 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • 1967 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • 1979 Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
  • 1996 Bobby Keetch, footballer/entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • 2006 Randy Walker, American football coach (b. 1954)
  • 2018 Irina Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), dies of cancer at 72