On This Day

Events in Sport on June 23

  • 1893 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Aline Terry wins her lone major title; 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 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 for her lone major singles title
  • 1906 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach 6-4, 6-3 for her lone major singles title
  • 1917 Ernie Shore enters game after Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth is ejected for throwing punch at umpire; retires all 26 batters he faces to win 4-0 vs Washington Senators; ruled combined no-hitter
  • 1917 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Two-time defending champion 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 awardBritish Golf Open

1922 British Open Men's 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
Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 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 Wrestling 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

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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

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1963 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: Julius Boros wins his second Open title in an 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer and Jacky Cupit

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth for her 10th major championship

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 Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: 1965 champion Sandra Haynie wins by 2 shots from JoAnn Carner
  • 1975 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Lou Graham defeats John Mahaffey by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his only major championship
  • 1979 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 1979 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Man of the match Vivian Richards scores 138 no as defending champions the West Indies beat England by 92 runs; Joel Garner 5/38
  • 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 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
  • 1985 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Defending champion Arnold Palmer wins his final major by 11 shots from Miller Barber, Lee Elder, Gene Littler & Charles Owens
  • 1986 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • 1988 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
  • 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

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

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2005 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3, Tim Duncan MVP

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 2008 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971

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2011 NBA Draft: Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • 2013 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • 2016 NBA Draft: LSU point guard Ben Simmons first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2017 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nico Hischier first pick by New Jersey Devils
  • 2018 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days
  • 2019 Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian female in 42 years (Evonne Goolagong Cawley) to attain world #1 tennis ranking when she beats Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 at the Birmingham Classic
  • 2019 Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC:Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun