1901 Peter O’Connor of Ireland, sets the first officially recognised world long jump record at 24′ 11 3/4” in Dublin, Ireland
1921 KDKA Pittsburgh presents first radio broadcast of MLB; Pirates beat Phillies, 8-0; Harold Arlin first play-by-play broadcaster
1927 Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates
1936 Italian athlete Ondina Valla runs a world record 11.6 in the semi finals of the 80m hurdles at the Berlin Olympics; wins final the next day but can’t match the time
1936 Ken Carpenter (50.48 Olympic record) and Gordon Dunn make it an American 1-2 in the men’s discus throw at the Berlin Olympics
1940 St Louis Brown’s pitcher John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings (rain shortened)
1948 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6) in a 3-0 win v Washington
1948 Americans Sammy Lee and Bruce Harlan go 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the London Olympics
1948 A Jamaican 1-2 in the men’s 400m at the London Olympics with Arthur Wint (46.2) beating teammate Herb McKenley for the gold medal
1948 A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of teammates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
1959 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL), 55-26 in a pre-season exhibition at CNE Stadium in Toronto
1961 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Montreal Alouettes (CFL), 34-16 in a pre-season exhibition at Molson Stadium in Montreal
1965 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
1966 33rd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0; 72,000 at Soldier Field
1966 West Indies cricket captain Gary Sobers scores 174 including a century between lunch & tea to set up a 4th Test win v England at Headingley
1967 First exhibition after AFL/NFL merger, Denver Broncos (AFL) surprise Detroit Lions (NFL), 13-7 at University of Denver
1972 Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error, ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay
1973 Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0; first no-hitter for franchise in Atlanta
1973 15 year old Australian swimmer Stephen Holland smashes Mike Burton’s 1,500m world record by a massive 14.78 seconds (15:37.8) in Brisbane
1975 Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, beat Cubs 13-5
1978 New Orleans Saints beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in an NFL exhibition at Mexico City’s Olympic Stadium
1978 The first all-seater stadium is opened in Aberdeen, Scotland; Aberdeen & London club Tottenham Hotspurs play a friendly to inaugurate the Pittodrie Stadium
1979 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Australian David Graham wins on the 3rd playoff hole against Ben Crenshaw
1980 Montreal Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager in 11-5 win v Mets, for whom Doug Flynn hits MLB record tying 3 triples
1984 Toronto designated hitter Cliff Johnson hits MLB record 19th career pinch-hit HR in Blue Jays 4-3 win over Baltimore Orioles
1984 American super-hurdler Edwin Moses wins the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, his 105th consecutive race victory
1984 Evelyn Ashford runs an Olympic 100m record time of 10.97 to beat American teammate Alice Brown in the LA Games final
1984 The rowing competition at the LA Olympics concludes with Romania dominant in the women’s section winning 5 of 6 gold medals; US wins the eights from Romania
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5,000m world record (14:37.33) in Stockholm, Sweden
1988 Thoroughbred trainer Dale Baird wins his 5,000th career race with Stuffed Johnnie at Mountaineer Park; second to reach milestone behind Jack Van Berg
1989 First ever dead heat in harness racing’s Hambletonian; Park Avenue Joe and Probe tie the 3rd and final heat; Park Avenue Joe wins series on count back
1991 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
1992 Cuba wins baseball’s inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1
1995 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
1996 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico
2000 Moni Maker wins the $500,00 Nat Ray at the Meadowlands in world record 1:52.1 to become harness racing’s first $5m stakes earner
2001 Cleveland Indians tie a MLB record in erasing a 12 run Seattle lead to win 15-14, also preventing the Mariners from reaching a record 117 season wins
2005 St. Louis Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first 5 MLB seasons
2005 NBA announces Las Vegas will host the 2007 All Star game; first time event will be held in a city without an NBA team
2007 Atlanta left-hander Tom Glavine becomes only the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to reach the 300 win milestone as the Braves beat Cubs, 8-3
2007 British Open Women’s Golf, St. Andrews: Lorena Ochoa of Mexico leads wire-to-wire to win the first of her 2 major titles, 4 strokes ahead of Maria Hjorth and Jee Young Lee
2013 MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal
2013 Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests
2016 XXXI Summer Olympic Games officially open in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017 Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London
2017 Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions, 25-17 for their 8th SR title
2018 British Open Women’s Golf, Royal Lyham & St. Annes: England’s Georgia Hall wins her first major title by 2 shots from Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand
2018 English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland
2021 New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington wins her third Olympic gold medal of the Tokyo Games by winning K-1 500m; 5th career gold for Carrington

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