On This Day

Events in Sport on August 25

  • 1804 Alicia Thornton becomes first female jockey in England riding at Knavesmire in Yorkshire
  • 1890 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • 1895 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Fred Hovey beats defending champion Robert Wrenn 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1904 James J. Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1910 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Tom Bundy 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1 for his 4th consecutive US singles title
  • 1917 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles 5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3 for first of 2 straight US singles titles
  • 1920 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
  • 1920 American swimmer Norman Ross wins his first of 3 gold medals at the Antwerp Olympics in dominating men's 1,500m freestyle; also wins 400m freestyle and 4 x 200m freestyle relay
  • 1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey leads an American medal sweep of the Antwerp Olympics women's 100m freestyle with a world record swim of 1:13.6
  • 1920 Swedish divers sweep the medals in the men's plain high diving event at the Antwerp Olympics; Arvid Wallman wins gold ahead of team mates Nils Skoglund & John Jansson
  • 1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
  • 1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • 1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
  • 1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)

Sport awardPGA Championship

1946 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Portland GC: Ben Hogan beats Ed Oliver, 6 & 4 for first of his 9 major titles

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • 1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
  • 1960 XVII Summer Olympic Games open in Rome, Italy
  • 1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jerseys
  • 1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered
  • 1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1978 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
  • 1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
  • 1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • 1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
  • 1985 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • 1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • 1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2004 Greek athlete Fani Chalkia comes out of retirement to compete in her home Olympics in Athens; wins 400m hurdles gold medal in 52.82
  • 2004 Gal Fridman becomes Israel's first Olympic gold medallist when he wins the men's Mistral One Design windsurfing event at the Athens Games
  • 2004 Olga Kuzenkova of Russia throws an Olympic record 75.02m to edge the field and win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Athens Games
  • 2004 Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify
  • 2004 Emanuel Rego & Ricardo Santos win Brazil's first gold medal in men's beach volleyball with a 21–16, 21–15 victory over Spanish pair Javier Bosma & Pablo Herrera

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2013 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2019 Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$15m
  • 2019 Ben Stokes with an unbeaten 135 leads England to a record run chase of 362-9 and victory over Australia in the 3rd cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds; keeps Ashes Series alive at 1-1