On This Day

Events in Sport on July 23

  • 1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • 1868 All England Lawn Tennis Club is founded as The All England Croquet Club; 1877 name changed to The All England Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club
  • 1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
  • 1902 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06)
  • 1907 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles
  • 1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
  • 1922 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

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1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1931 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics
  • 1933 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

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1934 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test
  • 1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1949 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • 1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1960 US Open Women's Golf, Worcester CC: Betsy Rawls wins her 4th Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
  • 1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • 1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • 1969 40th MLB All Star Game, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: NL beats AL, 9-3; MVP: Willie McCovey, SF Giants, 1B
  • 1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
  • 1974 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • 1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1976 Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1978 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Indianapolis: Hollis Stacy successfully defends title by 1 stroke from Sally Little and JoAnne Carner
  • 1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
  • 1978 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game
  • 1978 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • 1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • 1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1989 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady

  • 1989 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • 1993 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • 1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
  • 1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • 1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • 1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • 1994 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American Tom Wargo wins by 2 strokes from Bob Charles and Doug Dalziel

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1995 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • 1995 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • 1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

2000 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

2000 US Open Women's Golf, Merit Club: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon; third of Webb's 7 major titles

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2006 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd consecutive Open Championship title and 3rd overall; holds off fellow American Chris DiMarco by 2 strokes
  • 2006 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain
  • 2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0
  • 2017 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

2017 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • 2019 Nike's Jordan Brand signs 2019 NBA #1 draft pick Zion Williamson to richest multiyear sponsorship deal for a rookie in history; estimated 7 years for $75 million