Events in Sport on August 9

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1905 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1908 Tour de France: French road cyclist Lucien Petit-Breton successfully defends his title beating François Faber of Luxembourg
  • 1923 NY State Golf Association formed

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1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1936 Jesse Owens is part of the American 4 x 100m relay team that wins gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his 4th gold medal of the Games

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1936 Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze
  • 1936 Helen Stephens claims the women's sprint double at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as part of the victorious American 4 x 100m relay team
  • 1936 Hungarian swimmer Ferenc Csik wins 100m freestyle gold medal in 57.6 at the Berlin Olympics, beating Japanese pair Masanori Yusa & Shigeo Arai
  • 1937 Ranger (US) easily beats Endeavour II (England) in race 4 to wrap up the 17th America's Cup yachting series, 4-0; it's the final competition for 21 years
  • 1946 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
  • 1948 Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
  • 1948 The US crew blitzes the field to win the rowing eights gold medal at the London Olympics; beat silver medallists Great Britain by 10.2 seconds
  • 1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • 1963 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
  • 1964 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
  • 1971 Satchel Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

  • 1975 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
  • 1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
  • 1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
  • 1978 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
  • 1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve

Sport awardGolf Major

1981 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club: Larry Nelson wins by 4 strokes from Fuzzy Zoeller

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 1984 Daley Thompson of Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record
  • 1984 Valerie Briscoe-Hooks beats fellow American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; completes the 200-400m double
  • 1987 PGA Championship, PGA National Palm Beach: Larry Nelson wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • 1987 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

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1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1992 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
  • 1992 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
  • 1992 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992 Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
  • 1997 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2002 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2008 United States takes all 3 medals in women's fencing sabre event at the Beijing Olympics; first US podium sweep of a fencing event since 1904; Mariel Zagunis takes gold ahead of Sada Jacobson & Rebecca Ward

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2012 Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

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2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps swims 1:53.36 to win the men's 200m butterfly gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats Japan's Masato Sakai by 0.04 for his 20th Olympic gold medal

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2016 American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the women's 200m freestyle ahead of Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky
  • 2016 Hungary's Katinka Hosszú records an Olympic record of 2:06.58 in the women's 200m individual medley, her 3rd gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 Chinese weightlifter Deng Wei sets a world record of 147kg in the clean & jerk, and another for a total score of 262kg, to win the women's 63kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2018 EPL club Tottenham Hotspur fails to bring in one player during the transfer window; first time since FIFA made system compulsory in 2002-03