1886 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
1914 Swiss track and road bicycle racer Oscar Egg sets new hour world record of 44.247 km at the outdoor Vélodrome Buffalo in Paris; record stands until 1933
1915 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1
1920 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
1922 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: 20-year old US Open champion Gene Sarazen defeats Emmet French, 4 & 3 in the final
1923 Australasian Championships Women’s Tennis, Brisbane: Margaret Molesworth retains title; beats Esna Boyd 6-1, 7-5
1923 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Brisbane: Pat O’Hara Wood wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Bert St John 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
1926 England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0
1934 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats fellow American Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-1, 6-3 for her third straight US singles title
1941 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game
1945 Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off
1946 Golf Writers Association of America forms
1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
1956 Cincinnati Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
1957 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252’4½”)
1960 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
1964 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
1965 Dutch soccer team FC Den Bosch (successor to BVV 1906 and Wilhelmina 1890) is established at ‘s-Hertogenbosch
1967 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
1973 Hank Aaron’s record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
1977 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
1981 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd’s of London insurance policy for $1 million
1982 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings – before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
1983 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing ”pine-tar” game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
1986 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
1987 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
1989 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
1996 British Open Women’s Golf, Woburn, Duke’s Course: Emilee Klein wins by 7 strokes ahead of fellow Americans Amy Alcott and Penny Hammel
2004 Shot put event at the Athens Olympics held in Ancient Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games; first time women ever compete in venue; Yumileidi Cumbá of Cuba wins women’s gold; American Adam Nelson men’s gold
2004 US women’s 4 × 200m freestyle relay team of Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer & Kaitlin Sandeno smash long-standing world record set by GDR in 1987 to win gold at the Athens Olympics (7:53.42)
2004 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima wraps up the 100/200m breaststroke double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m in 2:09.44, an Olympic record
2004 Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal in 48.17 ahead of Roland Schoeman of South Africa at the Athens Olympics
2008 Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.05m to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; her 24th world record
2008 An American 1-2-3 in the 400m hurdles at the Beijing Olympics; Angelo Taylor wins gold in 47.25 ahead of Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson
2008 Emulating the Chinese women, the men win the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches
2008 Belarus weightlifter Andrei Aramnau breaks 3 world records, for the snatch, clean & jerk, and total, on the way to winning the men’s 105kg gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
2013 Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition
2016 Ukranine canoeist Yuriy Cheban sets an Olympic record 39.279 to win the men’s C-1 200m gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; retains title he won in London 2012
2016 New Zealand’s 2017 America’s Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling teams with Blair Tuke to win the gold medal in the 49er class sailing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016 Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee records time of 1:45.01 to retain his Olympic men’s triathlon title at the Rio de Janeiro Games; 0:06 in front of second-place finisher, brother Jonathan Brownlee
2018 Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the renamed Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds
2021 MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani becomes fastest player in team history to reach 40 home runs in a season, also pitches 8 innings in 3-1 win at Detroit

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