Events in Sport on July 21

  • 1884 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's

Sport awardTennis Open

1896 13th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1896 20th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats W Baddeley (6-2 6-8 5-7 8-6 6-3)
  • 1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th and beat Cubs 17-4
  • 1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
  • 1956 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
  • 1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • 1957 PGA Championship, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format
  • 1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 PGA Championship, Dallas Athletic Club: Jack Nicklaus wins first of 5 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from fellow American Dave Ragan

  • 1964 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)

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1968 PGA Championship, Pecan Valley GC: Julius Boros (48) becomes oldest winner of a major; wins by 1 from Bob Charles & Arnold Palmer

  • 1968 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • 1970 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers release and end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm

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1973 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

  • 1974 US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Stone and Carol Mann
  • 1974 61st Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
  • 1975 NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays

Sport awardGolf Major

1979 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins by 3 from Jack Nicklaus & Ben Crenshaw; Nicklaus runner-up for record 7th time

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Jack Nicklaus
Golfer
Jack Nicklaus
  • 1985 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
  • 1985 Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1985 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1989 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian 1-2 with Ian Baker-Finch winning his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Mike Harwood
  • 1993 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
  • 1995 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
  • 1996 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: American Tom Lehman wins his only major championship by 2 strokes from Mark McCumber and Ernie Els; first American to win at Lytham since Bobby Jones 70 years earlier
  • 1996 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • 1996 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
  • 1996 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark

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2002 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Ernie Els of South Africa wins first of 2 Open titles in a playoff from Australians Stuart Appleby & Steve Elkington, and Frenchman Thomas Levet

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 2002 With a record 6 races remaining, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th World F1 Drivers title with victory in the French Grand Prix at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; 3rd straight title win

Sport awardGolf Major

2013 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Phil Mickelson wins his 5th major, by 3 strokes from Henrik Stenson of Sweden

  • 2013 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain