On This Day

Events in Sport on July 16

  • 1883 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins third straight Wimbledon title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1888 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Ernest Renshaw wins his lone major title; beats defending champion Herbert Lawford 6-3, 7-5, 6-0
  • 1895 Lancashire batsman Archie MacLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton
  • 1896 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket
  • 1902 John McGraw officially becomes manager of MLB New York Giants; 30 year tenure begins (1902-32)
  • 1909 MLB Detroit Tigers and Washington Senators play longest scoreless game in AL history - 18 innings at Bennett Field in Detroit, Michigan [1]
  • 1920 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
  • 1924 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • 1936 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

PGA Championship

1938 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Shawnee CC: 1934 champion Paul Runyan dominates the heavily favoured Sam Snead, 8 & 7; largest victory margin ever in the event's match play format

Sports History

1941 Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game

  • 1944 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
  • 1945 Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
  • 1947 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19

Sports History

1948 MLB manager merry-go-round: Philadelphia Phillies - Ben Chapman out / Eddie Sawyer in; NY Giants - Mel Ott out / Leo Durocher in; Brooklyn Dodgers - Durocher out / Burt Shotton in

  • 1950 FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1

Historic Publication

1951 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

  • 1955 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his third Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd to fellow Mercedes driver Sterling Moss in the British Grand Prix at Aintree
  • 1956 Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
  • 1960 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer [1]
  • 1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"

Sports History

1961 48th Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France scores his second Tour general classification category title

LPGA Championship

1967 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn

Baseball Record

1969 Minnesota Twins' Rod Carew steals home for his career best 7th time of the season, against Chicago

Election of Interest

1975 Major League Baseball owners re-elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a 7-year term

  • 1985 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
  • 1985 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (San Diego Padres)

Baseball Record

1987 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)

Sports History

1988 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100m in 9.78 sec

  • 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts

US Women's Golf Open

1989 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Betsy King wins the first of her 2 consecutive titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez

  • 1993 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • 1994 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates lose first CFL home game, 35-34 to the Toronto Argonauts at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana

Sports History

1995 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus

US Women's Golf Open

1995 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

Sports History

2000 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final Champions Tour major by 1 stroke from Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley

  • 2006 14th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win
  • 2006 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Bobby Wadkins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Jim Thorpe
  • 2008 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 2013 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2017 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title

  • 2017 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin

Sports History

2017 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Caves Valley GC: Scott McCarron wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Brandt Jobe and Germany's Bernhard Langer