Events in Sport on August 24

  • 1883 3rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats James Dwight (6-2, 6-0, 9-7)
  • 1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • 1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • 1907 3rd Australasian Championships: Horace Rice beats Harry Parker (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1908 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • 1918 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • 1918 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
  • 1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • 1922 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)

Sport awardTennis Open

1925 US Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Kitty McKane (Godfree) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1929 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1957 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
  • 1958 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1963 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1972 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1973 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • 1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 1975 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • 1979 NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1982 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sports record brokenGolf Record

1984 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1986 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
  • 1991 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • 1992 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
  • 1993 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
  • 1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • 1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
  • 1997 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • 1997 Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1997 Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
  • 2004 Moroccan super star athlete Hicham El Guerrouj wins 1st leg of his 1,500/5,000m double at the Athens Olympics in 3:34.18
  • 2004 Roman Ć ebrle of the Czech Republic (8,893 points OR) edges American Bryan Clay (8,820) in the decathlon at the Athens Olympics

AgreementContract of Interest

2006 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 2007 11th Athletics World Championships open at Osaka, Japan
  • 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population
  • 2014 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Ryu So-yeon wins by 2 from fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi