Events in Sport on June 26

  • 1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • 1910 24th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)

Sport awardGolf Major

1925 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
  • 1938 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • 1944 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
  • 1945 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
  • 1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • 1970 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
  • 1972 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
  • 1976 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • 1983 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1987 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
  • 1988 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • 1991 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • 1992 Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship
  • 1992 UEFA European Championship: Denmark defeat Germany 2-0 in Gothenburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1994 Donna Andrews wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: US loses to Romania 1-0
  • 2011 57th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng
  • 2014 Luis Su├írez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • 2014 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015 Connor McDavid is selected by the Edmonton Oilers as the first draft pick for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft
  • 2017 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman