On This Day

Events in Sport on July 24

  • 1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • 1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)
  • 1908 American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line
  • 1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1931 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • 1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1949 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Hill CC: Masters champion Jack Burke Jr. wins his second major championship of the season, 3 & 2 over Ted Kroll

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1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

  • 1958 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • 1960 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Jay Hebert wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Australian Jim Ferrier

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • 1966 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Al Geiberger wins his only major title by 4 shots from Dudley Wysong
  • 1967 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
  • 1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • 1968 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • 1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
  • 1973 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1977 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Hollis Stacy wins wire-to-wire by 2 strokes from Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

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1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1977 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • 1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

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1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)

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1983 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1983 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1988 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1988 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1988 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • 1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1994 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Patty Sheehan wins her second title in 3 years, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tammie Green; 5th of her 6 major titles
  • 1994 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • 1994 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport

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2005 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2005 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Senior title in a playoff with Ireland's Des Smyth

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 2011 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
  • 2011 Copa América Final, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires: Diego Forlán scores twice as Uruguay beats Paraguay, 3–0 to earn their 15th title
  • 2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2019 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps