1887 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days); defending champion beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0
1889 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Lena Rice 4-6, 8-6, 6-4
1907 Tom Reece takes 5 weeks to compile the highest recorded billiards break in a match (499,135) in London, his ‘cradle’ cannon method is soon banned
1912 V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games officially open Stockholm, Sweden; events conducted prior to the ceremony dating back to 5 May
1920 New York Yankees score MLB record 14 runs in 5th inning of a 17-0 rout of Washington Senators
1923 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Kitty McKane 6-2, 6-2 for her 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
1928 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In an all-French final René Lacoste beats defending champion Henri Cochet 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
1929 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Henri Cochet beats fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
1929 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
1931 US Open Golf, Inverness Club, Ohio: Billy Burke wins by 1 stroke from George Von Elm in a second 36-hole playoff; longest playoff in tournament history
1932 Cubs’ future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli; no charges laid
1934 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
1938 6th MLB All Star Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati on 4 AL errors
1942 10th MLB All Star Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, NYC, AL runs are homers
1945 Washington Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games
1946 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: In an all-American matchup Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon crown
1949 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Chicago Cubs
1951 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Dick Savitt wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ken McGregor of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
1951 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 strokes from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
1956 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
1956 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball’s outstanding pitcher of the season
1956 Cleveland outfielder Jim Busby hits a second grand slam on consecutive days during Indians 4-2 win v Kansas City A’s
1975 Art Wall Jr. at 51 years, 7 months, 10 days becomes the second oldest to win a PGA Tour event, beating Gary McCord by 1 at the Greater Milwaukee Open (oldest Sam Snead)
1983 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
1984 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley
1985 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title
1985 Mom’s Command wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Tiara for fillies
1986 Atlanta infielder Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a MLB game during Braves 11-8 loss v Montreal
1993 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge
1994 CFL American expansion Shreveport Pirates lose game, 40-10 at the Ottawa Rough Riders; fold 1995
1996 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5 for her 20th Grand Slam title & 7th Wimbledon crown
1996 In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
1997 Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh completes twin centuries (108 & 116) in 268 run 3rd Test win v England at Old Trafford
1998 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with a famous unbeaten 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester
2000 West Ham United FC pays a record £1.8 million for the late Bobby Moore’s collection of memorabilia; 79 items including his 1966 World Cup winner’s medal
2000 Real estate developer Stan Kroenke announces the acquisition of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Centre for $450m from the Ascent Entertainment Group
2003 Martina Navratilova claims her 20th all-time Wimbledon title as she and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram & Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3 in the mixed doubles final
2013 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Bob & Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic & Marcelo Melo to be the only doubles pair to hold all 4 major titles and Olympic gold medal at same time
2013 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia, 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997
2013 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: In her last appearance at a major championship, Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam title
2019 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders win their 10th title with a 19-3 win over Argentina’s Jaguares
2019 LA Clippers acquire 2 NBA megastars in one day; Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in free agency, and Paul George from OKC for an unprecedented trade bounty of players and picks
2019 Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1, 1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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