On This Day

Events in Sport on July 10

  • 1884 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out

Sports History

1920 Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary

  • 1922 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Gerald Patterson wins his second Wimbledon title; beats Randolph Lycett 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

US Golf Open

1926 US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa

  • 1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • 1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC

Baseball Record

1934 NL pitcher Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin for MLB All Star game record for consecutive strikeouts; AL still win, 9-7

Baseball Record

1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game

  • 1938 "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
  • 1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit

British Golf Open

1953 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: In his only Open Championship appearance, Ben Hogan prevails by 4 strokes over Dai Rees, Antonio Cerdá, Peter Thomson, Frank Stranahan

  • 1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
  • 1960 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1
  • 1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington

British Golf Open

1964 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus

  • 1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 1971 100th British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan

Sports History

1975 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

British Golf Open

1976 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Johnny Miller wins his only Open championship, 6 strokes clear of Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus; Miller's second and last major title

  • 1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

Sports History

1990 Final day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee as New Zealand go down by 114 runs in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston

  • 1992 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • 1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • 1997 Hideki Irabu makes MLB debut as a NY Yankee, beats Tigers 10-3
  • 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: US beats China, 5-4 on penalties; 0-0 a.e.t; US second World Cup
  • 2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
  • 2005 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Peter Jacobsen wins his second Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Hale Irwin
  • 2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • 2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • 2016 UEFA European Championship, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France, 1-0

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2016 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title

  • 2016 US Open Women's Golf, CordeValle GC: American Brittany Lang wins her first major title by 3 strokes in a 3-hole playoff over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden

Sports History

2018 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £99.2m, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time

  • 2021 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: World #1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia wins her second major title; beats Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3