1884 MLB pitcher Mickey Welsh makes record for most consecutive batters struck out to begin a game, striking out the 1st 9 men he faces
1886 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive US singles title
1888 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
1893 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; first of his 4 US singles titles
1907 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 for his third US singles title
1920 American swimmer Norman Ross wins his 2nd of 3 gold medals at the Antwerp Olympics; beats teammate Ludwig Langer in the men’s 400m freestyle; also wins 1,500m and 4 x 200m freestyle relay
1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey leads an American medal sweep of the Antwerp Olympics women’s 300m freestyle with a world record swim of 4:34.0
1922 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
1929 English cricketer Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game winning streak
1956 Australia clings on for a draw in 5th Test at The Oval, London; England retain cricket Ashes with Jim Laker’s 46 wickets a record series haul
1958 American baseball player Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski’s 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1972 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould sets a world record 2:23.07 to beat German Kornelia Ender in the 200m individual medley at the Munich Olympics; her first of 3 gold medals at the Games
1972 North Korean shooter Ri Ho-jun wins the 50m rifle prone event at the Munich Olympics; his nation’s first ever Olympic gold medal
1976 Toronto Metros-Croatia beat the Minnesota Kicks to the win the 1976 North American Soccer League championship
1977 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1987 2nd Athletics World Championships open at Rome, Italy
1988 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1990 Cub’s Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
1990 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
1992 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
1992 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
1994 Canadian Open Women’s Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann
1995 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
2004 British athlete Kelly Holmes wraps up the 800/1,500m double at the Athens Olympics taking out the 1.5k in 3:57.90
2004 Moroccan super star athlete Hicham El Guerrouj wraps up the 1,500/5,000m double at the Athens Olympics taking the 5k gold in 13:14.39
2004 A huge upset at the Athens Olympic Stadium in the men’s 4×100m relay; Great Britain 38.07 edges the United States 38.08 to take the gold medal
2004 Led by San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginóbili Argentina beats Italy 84-69 for the Olympic basketball gold medal in Athens; star-studded US team takes bronze
2004 The diving competition at the Athens Olympics concludes with the Chinese contingent dominant, winning 6 of the 8 gold medals
2004 The US women’s basketball team goes through the Athens Olympics undefeated to win its 5th Olympic gold medal, beating Australia 74-63 in the final
2004 Carlos Tevez scores the winner as Argentina beats Paraguay 1-0, maintaining an undefeated record to win the men’s football gold medal at the Athens Olympics
2005 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Reserve Vineyards & GC: Loren Roberts wins first of 4 Champions Tour majors with bogey on 2nd playoff hole against Dana Quigley
2011 Canadian Open Women’s Golf, Hillsdale CC: Brittany Lincicome wins by 1 stroke from Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis
2016 Canadian Open Women’s Golf, Priddis Green CC: Ariya Jutanugam of Thailand wins by 4 from Kim Sei-young of South Korea
2021 MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani becomes 1st player in team history to reach 20 stolen bases and hit 40 home runs in a season, in 10-2 win over San Diego Padres

(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.