Events in Sport on July 22

  • 1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes

Sport awardGolf Major

1921 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1923 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1926 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
  • 1936 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11

Sport awardGolf Major

1962 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1962 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
  • 1962 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
  • 1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1972 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1973 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 5 from Gloria Ehret & Shelley Hamlin for her third national title
  • 1973 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • 1979 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 1979 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sport awardGolf Major

1984 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1984 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1984 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • 1990 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1993 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • 1994 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2001 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 2007 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 2012 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 2012 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2017 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England