Events in Sport on June 23

  • 1893 7th U.S. Women's National Championship: Aline Terry beats Augusta Schultz (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • 1900 14th U.S. Women's National Championship: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker (6-2, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 1906 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1917 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • 1917 31st U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0

Sport awardGolf Major

1922 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen becomes first American-born winner of the Open Championship, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1926 Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1930 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
  • 1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1945 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th

  • 1962 Larry Doby retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 US Open Golf, The Country Club : Julius Boros wins 2nd Open in playoff with Arnold Palmer and Jacky Cupit

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 LPGA Western Open Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth; 10th major

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1963 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
  • 1968 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1969 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 1972 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
  • 1972 Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York
  • 1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
  • 1974 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 2 shots from JoAnn Carner
  • 1975 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
  • 1979 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 1980 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • 1981 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • 1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1985 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
  • 1986 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • 1988 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1991 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • 1994 Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game
  • 1996 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 2005 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 2008 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971
  • 2013 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • 2018 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days