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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Herbert 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1922 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Illnois

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 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Bobby Jones wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer
  • 1928 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • 1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 and 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

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino successfully defends Open title, by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

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)
  • 1978 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Jack Nicklaus completes 3rd career grand slam; wins by 2 from Ben Crenshaw & Ray Floyd
  • 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 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones
  • 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 and 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 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 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 FIFA World Cup Final: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the third man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia 4-2 in Moscow

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps

Sport awardTennis Open

2018 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 4th Wimbledon title beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković