Events in Sport on July 3

Sport awardTennis Open

1901 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1901 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
  • 1902 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • 1905 Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908 25th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Morton (6-4 6-4)
  • 1908 32nd Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
  • 1909 26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
  • 1909 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1912 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
  • 1920 40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
  • 1920 33rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-0)
  • 1925 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
  • 1926 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
  • 1926 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
  • 1927 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
  • 1931 51st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
  • 1931 Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1931 44th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5)
  • 1932 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • 1932 John McGraw retires from baseball
  • 1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC
  • 1936 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
  • 1947 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • 1948 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1954 61st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5)
  • 1954 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias

Sport awardTennis Open

1959 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1959 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sport awardTennis Open

1964 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno (6-4 7-5)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1965 Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
  • 1966 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • 1966 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • 1968 Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
  • 1970 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • 1970 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 1971 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • 1974 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1977 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1980 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • 1980 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 88th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1983 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1988 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • 1988 A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
  • 1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
  • 1993 100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4)
  • 1993 Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivanišević (7-6 7-6 6-0)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1994 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • 1994 Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2007 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-2 to win in Spain

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal