On This Day

Events in Sport on July 17

  • 1882 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion William Renshaw beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-1, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • 1885 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Maud Watson defeats Blanche Bingley 6–1, 7–5
  • 1886 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley defeats 2-time defending champion Maud Watson 6–3, 6-3
  • 1893 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • 1893 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim wins his first of 2 straight Wimbledon titles beating defending champion Wilfred Baddeley 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1894 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Edith Austin 6-1 6-1 for her 3rd of 6 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1894 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim retains his title beating 2-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 10-8, 6-2, 8-6
  • 1900 NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas
  • 1902 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • 1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
  • 1919 Yanks 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play

Baseball Record

1922 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

  • 1924 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0

Baseball Record

1925 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits

World Record

1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

  • 1927 21st Tour de France: Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg claims first of 2 consecutive titles by 1h 48' 21" from Belgian Maurice De Waele

Sports History

1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

Baseball Record

1936 NY Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell begins MLB record 24 game winning streak, beating Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0 at Forbes Field

PGA Championship

1939 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pomonok CC: 1938 Masters champion Henry Picard wins his 2nd major title defeating Byron Nelson with a birdie at the 37th hole

Baseball Record

1941 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland

  • 1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

LPGA Championship

1955 1st LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Orchard Ridge CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 3 shots from Louise Suggs

  • 1960 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • 1963 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

Sports History

1963 Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit

  • 1974 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • 1976 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa

Sports History

1978 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him

  • 1979 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1979 All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Sports History

1979 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

World Record

1979 Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo

British Golf Open

1983 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4

  • 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)

Baseball Record

1990 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

  • 1990 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • 1993 Graeme Obree breaks the world hour cycling record, riding 51.596km on Old Faithful at the Hamar velodrome in Norway [1]

British Golf Open

1994 British Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe claims the second of his 3 major titles and only Claret Jug; wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

  • 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time

British Golf Open

2005 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major title wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

  • 2005 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull

British Golf Open

2011 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland claims his only major title; wins by 3 strokes from American pair Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

Sports History

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany: Japan beats US, 3-1 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time

  • 2016 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sweden's Henrik Stenson becomes first Scandinavian man to win a major title; shoots final round 63 for record 20-under par 264; wins by 3 from Phil Mickelson
  • 2018 Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each
  • 2018 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record
  • 2018 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs
  • 2022 150th British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Cameron Smith of Australia wins his first major title by 1 stroke from American Cameron Young with Irish favourite Rory McIlroy another stroke back in third place