Events in Sport on July 31

  • 1909 Bill Burns pitching for White Sox has 2nd no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • 1910 8th Tour de France won by Octave Lapize of France
  • 1912 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
  • 1928 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland

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1930 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1932 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1932 26th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 1934 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1934 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean and Tony Freitos go the distant
  • 1936 Tokyo, Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled)
  • 1938 32nd Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
  • 1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Baker, Florida, killing 2 players
  • 1954 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
  • 1960 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1961 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
  • 1962 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
  • 1963 Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, and Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)
  • 1970 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • 1971 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
  • 1973 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose
  • 1976 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal
  • 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic

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1978 Pete Rose ties NL record hitting streak at 44

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1980 Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
  • 1981 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
  • 1983 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 1984 US men's gymnastics team win team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
  • 1988 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • 1988 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

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1990 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1992 Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
  • 1992 Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)
  • 1992 Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
  • 1992 Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)

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1993 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1994 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
  • 1994 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship

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1997 A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cardinals

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

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2012 Zara Phillips wins silver on her horse High Kingdom in Olympic equestrian eventing final

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • 2016 98th PGA Championship: Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot at Baltusrol Golf Club
  • 2016 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand wins by 3 from Mo Martin & Mirim Lee