Events in Sport on July 1

  • 1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1893 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood

Sport awardTennis Open

1897 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1897 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Harold Mahony 6-4 6-4 6-3 for the first of 4 titles
  • 1903 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
  • 1903 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Ethel Larcombe 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the first of 7 titles
  • 1903 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 for his second consecutive title

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1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
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  • 1904 Willie Anderson becomes the first 2-time Western Open golf champion, beating fellow Scot Alex Smith by 4 strokes at Michigan's Kent CC
  • 1910 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0

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1916 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1917 Reds' Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day
  • 1917 In contradiction of a state law, the Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn. Owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine
  • 1919 SVV Scheveningen soccer club is established in the Dutch seaside town

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1920 Washington Senators pitching legend Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park, the only no-hitter of his illustrious career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1920 British Open Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Scotsman George Duncan erases 13 stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title; first Open played since WWII

  • 1920 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman's Park
  • 1931 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians MLB, Browns NFL, 78,189 capacity) is completed, closed 1993
  • 1938 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats England's Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam

Sport awardTennis Open

1938 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1941 Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1945 First MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg homers in his 1st game (Detroit beats Philadelphia A's 9-5)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

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1948 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1948 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1949 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats multi-national Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title
  • 1949 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
  • 1951 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
  • 1952 The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada
  • 1954 Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spinner makes his Test debut against England at just 16 yrs 352 days, then world record

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1955 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Beverly Fleitz 7-5, 8-6 for her 4th Wimbledon singles title
  • 1956 American golfer Beverly Hanson wins Western Golf Open by 4 strokes, the second of 3 LPGA major titles

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins her 3rd Open by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • 1968 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • 1970 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)
  • 1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • 1973 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
  • 1974 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade

  • 1977 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
  • 1980 British runner Steve Ovett breaks countryman Sebastian Coe's world record for the mile in 3:48.8 in Oslo, Norway
  • 1982 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

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1982 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

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1984 US Open Senior Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer

  • 1987 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format

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1990 US Open Senior Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Seniors tour major title

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1995 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost
  • 1996 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1996 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
  • 1998 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games
  • 2005 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned
  • 2007 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
  • 2011 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached
  • 2012 UEFA European Championship Final: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev to retain their title

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2018 NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2018 PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon
  • 2018 US Open Seniors Golf, Broadmoor GC: David Toms wins by 1 stroke from Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Jerry Kelly & Tim Petrovic