Events in Sport on July 20

  • 1858 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
  • 1878 2nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow beats S Gore (7-5- 6-1 9-7)
  • 1893 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title
  • 1893 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim wins his first of 2 straight Wimbledon titles beating Wilfred Baddeley 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1911 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1912 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
  • 1916 Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
  • 1920 Heerenveen soccer team forms
  • 1924 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • 1938 Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
  • 1944 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
  • 1947 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
  • 1954 Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1957 44th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1958 PGA Championship, Llanerch CC: Dow Finsterwald wins 1st PGA C'ship held in current stroke play format; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
  • 1958 Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1958 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1965 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 1969 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1970 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • 1973 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • 1975 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship: American Sandra Palmer wins her second major (Titleholders Championship 1972)
  • 1975 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1976 Hank Aaron hits 755th and last home run off Angels Dick Drago

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardGolf Major

1980 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Tom Watson wins his 3rd of 5 Open titles, by 4 strokes from Lee Trevino

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1980 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
  • 1984 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1997 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon
  • 1997 Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic
  • 2000 The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
  • 2003 132nd British Golf Open: Ben Curtis shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 2008 137th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Sport awardSports Awards

2008 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2014 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • 2015 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: American Zach Johnson wins in a 4-hole play-off with Australian Marc Leishman & Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa