On This Day

Events in Sport on July 16

  • 1845 NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
  • 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 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
  • 1902 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
  • 1902 Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
  • 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

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1934 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1936 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

Sport awardPGA 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

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

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

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 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

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1948 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 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
  • 1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
  • 1961 48th Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France scores his second Tour general classification category title

Sport awardLPGA Championship

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

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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)
  • 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)

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts

Sport awardUS 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

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
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

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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

Sport awardUS 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

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon

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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

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson

Sport awardSports Awards

2003 11th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 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

Sport awardWimbledon 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

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

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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

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer