1883 1st baseball ”Ladies’ Day” (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
1894 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Helen Hellwig beats defending champion Aline Terry 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
1945 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
1945 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, NY Yankees lose ending an 18 game winning streak and also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1956 US Open Men’s Golf, Oak Hill CC: Cary Middlecoff wins his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Julius Boros and Ben Hogan
1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
1974 US Open Men’s Golf, Winged Foot GC: Hale Irwin’s score of 287 (+7) is good enough for the first of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Forrest Fezler
1977 Ron Guidry’s 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr ”nonstop” cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1985 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakland Hills CC: 1978 champion Andy North wins by 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Dave Barr, T C Chen and Denis Watson
1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
1989 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
1990 NHL Draft: Cornwall Royals (OHL) right wing Owen Nolan first pick by Quebec Nordiques
1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team’s (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
1992 Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]
1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
1996 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakland Hills GC: Steve Jones wins his lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Tom Lehman and Davis Love III
1998 Stanley Cup Final, MCI Center, Washington, D.C.: Detroit Red Wings go back-to-back, defeating debutant finalists Washington Capitals, 4-1 for a 4-0 series sweep
2008 US Open Men’s Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd US Open and 14th major title, beating Rocco Mediate on the 1st hole of sudden-death, following a Monday 18-hole playoff
2015 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-97 in Game 6 for first title in 40 years and their 4th in franchise history; MVP: Andre Iguodala
2018 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan
2019 US Open Men’s Golf, Pebble Beach GL: American Gary Woodland claims his first major title with a 3 stroke victory over defending champion Brooks Koepka
2019 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2-time World F1 champion Fernando Alonso along with Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima win back-to-back titles for Toyota Gazoo Racing
2020 Support from Manchester United player Marcus Rashford and others forces UK Government to make U-turn on summer school meal vouchers

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