1902 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London
1906 Chicago Cub’s pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 MLB games (187 complete, 15 relief) against Brooklyn Superbas in 3rd inning of an 11-3 win at Washington Park, NYC
1910 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play ”the game of perfect symmetry” in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball
1917 Milt Stock (2), Fred Luderus (2) and Possum Whitted of the Philadelphia Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning in 3-0 win against Boston at Braves Field
1919 American thoroughbred racehorse Man o’ War’s only defeat in 21 start career; Upset wins Sanford Memorial Stakes at Saratoga Race Course
1931 Cincinnati Reds second baseman Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6 in 17-3 rout of Boston at Braves Field
1932 Yankees hurler Red Ruffing becomes first MLB pitcher since 1906 to hit an extra-inning, game-winning home run in NY’s 1-0 win over the Senators in Washington
1933 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C’ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
1936 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
1936 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
1936 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
1939 Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A’s
1948 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
1948 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
1948 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
1948 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
1948 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
1955 Larry Doby’s ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1958 Indians’ right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1975 Batsman Viv Richards out for 291 v England for the West Indies, at the cricket Oval, London
1979 Lou Brock, is 14th MLB player to get 3,000 hits
1981 American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women’s 200 m butterfly record (2:05.96) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin
1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
1993 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley’s MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City’s Luke Hudson
2006 Canadian Open Women’s Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford
2008 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
2008 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia’s first Olympic swim medal winner
2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4×100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
2016 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya’s Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women’s 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
2016 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women’s cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016 The dominant Great Britain men’s crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women’s eight
2017 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed & Louis Oosthuizen

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