On This Day

Events in Sport in 1907

  • Jan 1 Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada
  • Jan 21 Stanley Cup Hockey, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Kenora Thistles (ON) beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-6 for 12-8 aggregate challenge series victory
  • Mar 16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 22 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles, 6-5 but win on 2 game aggregate, 12-8
  • Apr 11 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • Apr 15 11th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Tom Longboat in race record 2:24:24
  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
  • May 8 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0

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May 8 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • May 21 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 26 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 30 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • Jun 11 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket
  • Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alec Ross of Scotland posts 4 sub-80 rounds to win his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls
  • Jun 21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship

  • Jun 28 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • Jul 2 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her lone major singles title
  • Jul 4 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Norman Brookes becomes the first non-Englishman and left-hander to win Wimbledon beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American May Sutton avenges previous year's defeat, beating Dorothea Chambers 6-1, 6-4
  • Jul 6 Tom Reece takes 5 weeks to compile the highest recorded billiards break in a match (499,135) in London, his 'cradle' cannon method is soon banned
  • Jul 23 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles

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Aug 2 Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson at 19 begins his 21 year Baseball Hall of Fame playing career with Washington with 3-2 loss v Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 4 Tour de France: Lucien Petit-Breton of France beats countryman Gustave Garrigou to win first of 2 Tour victories
  • Aug 7 Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland
  • Aug 11 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • Aug 23 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • Aug 24 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane : Australian Horace Rice beats Harry Parker of New Zealand 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • Aug 28 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 for his third US singles title
  • Sep 13 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)
  • Sep 20 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • Oct 5 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) plays first game; Montreal beats Toronto, 17-8 in Montreal
  • Oct 12 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • Oct 31 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • Nov 9 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • Nov 13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • Nov 16 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 Association of Football Players' and Trainers' Union (English Professional Football Players' Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England
  • Dec 2 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns retains his title; KOs Englishman Gunner Moir in 10th round at the National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London
  • Dec 7 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • Dec 30 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball