1919 Chicago White Sox outfielder Happy Felsch ties MLB record of 4 outfield assists in a game in 15-6 loss to Boston Red Sox
1920 VII Summer Olympic Games open in Antwerp, Belgium; first time Olympic Oath voiced, doves released to symbolise peace, and Olympic Flag flown
1932 X Summer Olympic Games close in Los Angeles, USA
1932 Brooklyn Dodgers reliever John Quinn, 49, becomes oldest pitcher to win a MLB game in a 2-1, 10th inning victory over NY Giants at the Polo Grounds
1936 United States beats Canada, 19-8 in poor conditions outdoors to win the gold medal in the inaugural men’s basketball competition at the Olympic Games in Berlin
1936 American swimmers Adolph Kiefer and Al Vande Veghe quinella the 100m backstroke at the Berlin Olympics
1936 The Berlin Olympics rowing competition concludes with Germany winning 5 of 7 gold medals, although the United States wins the coveted eights gold
1937 Detroit Tigers score MLB record 36 runs in double header vs St. Louis Browns at Navin Field; win 16-1 & 20-7
1939 First night MLB game in the City of Chicago is played at Comiskey Park; White Sox beat St. Louis Browns, 5-2
1948 XIV Olympic Games close at London, Great Britain
1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
1959 First (American Football League) meeting is held in Chicago; charter memberships handed to Dallas, NY, Houston, Denver, LA and Minneapolis-Saint Paul; ‘AFL’ named following week
1960 Australian driver Jack Brabham clinches his second consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Boavista
1961 Philadelphia Phillies crash, 9-2 to Chicago Cubs for 17th straight defeat; 11th straight time opposing pitcher throws complete game against Phillies
1964 LA Angels pitcher Bo Belinsky is suspended after hotel room fight with elderly Los Angeles Times sportswriter Braven Dyer
1969 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
1977 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Pebble Beach: Lanny Wadkins wins his only major title in event’s 1st sudden-death playoff with Gene Littler
1982 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
1983 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)
1986 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
1988 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jeff Sluman wins his only major title by 3 shots from Paul Azinger
1990 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
1999 New Zealand win their 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series as South Africa edges Australia, 10-9 in Cape Town; All Blacks’ only defeat comes in final round dead rubber, 28-7 against Wallabies in Sydney
2004 The Australian women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Alice Mills, Lisbeth Lenton, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smash the world record to take gold in 3:35.94 at the Athens Olympics
2008 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 200m in Olympic record 2:07.64
2008 Australian women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer & Linda Mackenzie swims world record 7:44.31 to beat China and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
2008 A popular Chinese 1-2 in the 200m butterfly at the Beijing Olympics with Liu Zige swimming world record 2:04.18 to beat teammate Jiao Liuyang
2008 French swimmer Alain Bernard wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics beating Eamon O’Sullivan of Australia by 0.11
2010 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
2011 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Keegan Bradley wins first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with fellow American Jason Dufner
2016 South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk sets world record 43.03 to win the men’s 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kirani James (Grenada) silver, American LaShawn Merritt bronze
2016 Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong wins women’s marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2:24:04; Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain) takes silver, and Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) bronze
2016 An all-British final in the men’s cycling sprint with Jason Kenny beating teammate Callum Skinner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016 Justin Rose of Great Britain finishes with a score of 16 under par to win the inaugural men’s individual golf gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Rose is 2 strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and 3 from American Matt Kuchar
2016 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Scioto CC: Gene Sauers wins by 1 stroke ahead of Miguel Ã?ngel Jiménez and Billy Mayfair
2019 French woman Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a major match in a European men’s tournament – UEFA Super Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool in Istanbul
2021 Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert throws a no-hitter in his MLB debut, defeating San Diego Padres, 7-0 in Phoenix; record equalling 8th no-hitter of the season

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