Events in Sport on July 15

  • 1815 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill
  • 1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
  • 1880 4th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats H Lawford (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1895 12th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1895 19th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1922 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill

Sport awardGolf Major

1923 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1927 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews
  • 1928 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • 1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent

Sport awardGolf Major

1945 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • 1956 Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
  • 1960 Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1962 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1967 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
  • 1967 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 1972 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 1972 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1973 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)

Sport awardGolf Major

1978 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews

  • 1979 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1984 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • 1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1991 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Philadelphia Spirit
  • 1994 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • 1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • 1999 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
  • 2003 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2013 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • 2014 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota

Sport awardTennis Open

2017 124th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-0)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams