1906 New York Highlanders beat Boston Pilgrims, 7 – 0 and 1 – 0 for their MLB record 5th straight doubleheader sweep
1916 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown face each other for a final time; after 25 contests Mathewson takes a 13-12 advantage with Reds 10-8 winners over Cubs
1919 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Johnston wins his second US title; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
1920 Man o’ War wins the 1 5/8-mile Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park by 100 lengths, the largest winning margin in modern thoroughbred racing history; world record time 2.40.8
1922 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Bill Tilden beats James Anderson 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for unassailable 3-1 lead for US over Australasia; US retains title, ends 4-1
1923 New York Yankees pitcher ‘Sad Sam’ Jones no-hits Philadelphia A’s, 2-0
1932 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Keller GC: Olin Dutra wins the first of 2 major titles, beating Frank Walsh, 4 & 3
1937 15 year old cyclist Doris Kopsky becomes 1st Amateur Bicycle League of America woman’s national champion in 4:22.4 in Buffalo, NY
1941 New York Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL pennant; beat the Red Sox, 6-3; earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag
1944 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Frank Parker wins 1st of 4 Grand Slam titles; beats William Talbert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
1944 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pauline Betz Addie wins her third straight US title; beats Margaret Osborne 6-3, 8-6
1945 American chess grandmaster Reuben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid (10 seconds per move) games blindfolded in New York City
1947 Champion Middlesex cricket batsman Denis Compton scores 101 for South of England in tour match defeat to South Africa at Lord’s; his record 17th century of the English season
1950 NASCAR’s first paved super speedway, Darlington Raceway hosts Southern 500, first 500-mile event in NASCAR history; winner Johnny Mantz in a Plymouth
1966 Australian Jack Brabham clinches his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with a 6th place in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza
1972 American swimmer Mike Burton sets a world record 15:52.58 to win the 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
1972 American swimmer Melissa Belote with a world record 2:19.19 takes the 200m backstroke gold medal at the Munich Olympics; wraps up backstroke double having won the 100m in Olympic record time
1972 Soviet sprinter Valeriy Borzov runs 20.00 to win the men’s 200m gold medal at the Munich Olympics; wraps up the 100/200m double at the Games
1972 Kenyan legend Kipchoge Keino follows his 1,500m gold in Mexico City with an Olympic record 8:23.64 to win the 3,000m steeplechase at the Munich Olympics
1972 16 year old Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany with a world record equalling 1.92m, wins the women’s high jump gold medal at the Munich Olympics; youngest winner of individual athletics event in Olympic history
1972 Willem Ruska of the Netherlands wins gold medals in both the heavyweight & open class Olympic judo competitions in Munich; first judoka to win 2 Olympic gold medals at one Games
1972 Italian diver Klaus Dibiasi wins his 2nd of 3 consecutive 10m platform gold medals the Munich Olympics
1981 Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7
1983 US Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, North Shore CC: Jay Sigel successfully defends title 8 & 7 over Chris Perry
1983 Greg LeMond wins UCI World Road Race Championship in 7h 01′ 21” in Altenrhein, Switzerland; first American cyclist to take the title
1985 Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan
1985 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter’s 2 HRs in a 9-2 win in San Diego ties MLB record of 5 HRs in 2 games
1988 The relocated Phoenix Cardinals play first regular-season NFL game; lose 21-14 v Bengals at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
1993 Penn State University plays its first football game in the Big 10, beating Minnesota 38-20; quarterback John Sacca throws 4 touchdown passes to Bobby Engram
1993 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
1994 Tom Tupa scores the first 2-point conversion in NFL history, running in a fake extra point attempt for the Cleveland Browns in a 28-20 win at Cincinnati
1994 Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy; becomes first female to win back-to-back world titles in the event
1995 Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura hits grand slams in consecutive innings, the 4th and 5th, of a 14-3 rout of the Texas Rangers
1998 NY Yankees beat Chicago WS, 11-6, to win their 100th game on the earliest date in MLB history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs & 1954 Cleveland Indians by 5 days
1999 MLB’s Cincinnati Reds set a National League record with 9 home runs as they rout the Philadelphia Phillies, 22-3
2000 England claim first series (3-1) over West Indies since 1969; win 5th Test by 158 runs at The Oval, London; Windies captain Courtney Walsh’s 132nd and final Test
2002 Argentina pulls off one of the biggest upsets in basketball history, beating the US, 87-80 in 2nd round of the World Championships; 1st US loss in 59 games since sending NBA players to international competition in 1992
2002 After blowing an 11-run lead to Kansas City, Scott Hatteberg’s bottom of the 9th walk off HR gives Oakland a historic MLB victory, 12-11; A’s set AL record 20 game winning streak
2005 20 year old Kyle Busch becomes youngest driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race when he out duels Greg Biffle in the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway
2006 Damon Allen moves past ex-CFL & NFL star Warren Moon as pro football’s all-time leading passer; throws for 207 yards & 2 scores as Toronto routs Hamilton, 40-6; Allen 70,595 career passing yards

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