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 Country Club, Maryland

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 PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 1 stroke from Bob Goalby

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1962 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)

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
  • 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 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd of 3 Open titles by 2 shots from Bernhard Langer & Tom Watson

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1984 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • 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 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: David Duval wins his only major title by 3 shots from Niclas Fasth of Sweden
  • 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
  • 2018 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari holds off a pack of players including favourites Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose to win by 2; first Italian to win a major title