Events in Sport on July 29

  • 1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
  • 1899 Southern California Golf Association forms
  • 1906 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France
  • 1911 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0

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1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

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1921 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1924 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • 1928 Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
  • 1928 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1934 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
  • 1934 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • 1938 Olympic National Park forms
  • 1940 S>V. Urk Dutch soccer team forms

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1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1951 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland
  • 1956 11th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
  • 1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • 1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • 1978 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
  • 1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
  • 1981 Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa‚Äôs Consul, New Zealand.
  • 1984 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • 1984 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • 1986 NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
  • 1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
  • 1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • 1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • 1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • 1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • 1990 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • 1990 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1990 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • 1991 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • 1992 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
  • 1993 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession

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1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14

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2001 88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2007 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain