Events in Sport on August 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1907 Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1921 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1948 Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
  • 1950 37th Tour de France won by Ferdi Kübler of Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • 1976 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • 1983 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
  • 1983 Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)
  • 1983 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1983 1st World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland
  • 1984 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • 1985 Baseball players end a 2 day strike
  • 1986 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • 1988 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
  • 1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
  • 1991 Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"
  • 1991 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • 1992 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
  • 1992 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants
  • 1994 Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
  • 2005 10th World Championships in Athletics: Justin Gatlin wins 100m

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2007 Barry Bonds of the SF Giants breaks Hank Aaron's MLB record by hitting his 756th career home run.

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2010 Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice