Events in Sport on July 12

  • 1817 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
  • 1928 1st televised tennis match
  • 1930 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Bradman out for 334 in test cricket at Headingley for Australia, 383 mins, 46 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
  • 1932 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
  • 1934 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
  • 1945 Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
  • 1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • 1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • 1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • 1949 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • 1950 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws

  • 1951 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
  • 1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • 1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • 1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

Sport awardGolf Major

1964 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • 1966 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
  • 1969 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Tony Jacklin wins the first of his 2 major titles, 2 strokes ahead of Bob Charles of New Zealand; first Briton to win The Open since 1951

Sport awardGolf Major

1970 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders by 1 stroke in event's first 18-hole playoff to win the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships

Sport awardGolf Major

1975 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: American Tom Watson wins 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over Jack Newton of Australia; first of 8 major titles; first of 5 Open Championships

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Music RecordingDown With Disco!

1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers
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  • 1981 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1987 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Islesmere GC: Jody Rosenthal wins by 2 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 8th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
  • 1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • 1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • 1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
  • 1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • 1992 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
  • 1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • 1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

AgreementContract of Interest

1996 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
  • 1997 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup Final: Zinadine Zidane scores twice as France wins first WC beating Brazil 3-0 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis
  • 2005 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • 2011 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković successfully defends his title beating Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer