On This Day

Events in Sport on June 29

  • 1895 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Helen Hellwig 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
  • 1897 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
  • 1901 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats defending champion Myrtle McAteer 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 for her second of 4 US singles titles
  • 1903 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Willie Anderson of Scotland first to win the Open twice; beats countryman David Brown by 2 strokes in an 18-hole playoff
  • 1906 US Open Men's Golf, Onwentsia GC: Scotsman Alex Smith wins first of his 2 Open titles, 7 strokes ahead of runner-up and younger brother Willie Smith
  • 1910 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1933 Italian boxer Primo Carnera KOs American Jack Sharkey in round 6 at Madison Square Garden to become third European to win the lineal world heavyweight title
  • 1934 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St. George's GC: Henry Cotton of England wins wire-to-wire by 5 shots from South African Sid Brews
  • 1935 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Sunset Ridge CC: Opal Hill scores an easy, 9 & 7 win over Mrs. S.L. Reinhart to claim her first of 2 consecutive major titles
  • 1947 US Open Women's Golf, Starmount Forest CC: American Betty Jameson wins her only US crown, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs
  • 1950 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1952 US Open Women's Golf, Bala GC: 1949 champion Louise Suggs wins, 7 strokes ahead of runners-up Marlene Bauer and Betty Jameson

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1956 Charles Dumas makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1957 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Betsy Rawls wins when apparent champion, Jackie Pung at 298 (+6) is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard kept by playing partner Betty Jameson

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

1958 FIFA World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden, 5-2

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1969 US Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Donna Caponi wins first of 4 major titles; beat Peggy Wilson by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1969 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1975 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Carol Mann
  • 1980 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 strokes ahead of amateur William C. Campbell; his Champions Tour debut
  • 1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1986 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • 1986 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Dale Douglass wins by 1 stroke ahead of Gary Player for his lone Champions Tour major title

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1990 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game winning streak
  • 1990 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
  • 1991 With a world ranking of 591, Englishman Nick Brown upsets 10th-seeded (and 2001 champion) Goran Ivanišević 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the 2nd round at Wimbledon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1994 NBA Draft: Purdue small forward Glenn Robinson first pick by Milwaukee Bucks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1995 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1997 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Graham Marsh of Australia wins by 1 stroke ahead of South African John Bland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Bruce Lietzke wins by 2 strokes from Tom Watson

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 2008 UEFA European Championship Final, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany, 1-0
  • 2008 US Open Women's Golf, Interlachen CC: 19-year-old South Korean Inbee Park wins the first of her 7 major titles by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Helen Alfredsson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany beats Jeff Sluman with birdie on 2nd playoff hole; first of Langer's 3 straight Players' titles

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer