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 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
  • 1957 Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas

  • 1964 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • 1968 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley, Texas
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1974 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • 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 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 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 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 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 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • 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
  • 2002 131st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 278 at Muirfield Golf Links

Sport awardGolf Major

2013 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

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