1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
1896 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island
1897 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A’s, 4-0
1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
1941 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats fellow American Pauline Betz Addie 7-5, 6-2; sweeps all 3 women’s titles
1942 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Ted Schroeder wins his first of 2 Grand Slam events; beats countryman Frank Parker 8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
1942 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pauline Betz beats fellow American Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 for her first of 3 straight US singles titles
1952 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434’1” (Tenn)
1952 NY Yankees Johnny Mize’s pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
1960 Japan wins the men’s gymnastics teams combined exercises gold for the first of 5 consecutive Olympics at the Rome Games; beats Soviet Union by just 2.5 points
1960 Danish yachtsman Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class at the Rome Olympics; his 4th straight Olympic gold medal in the category
1960 US sweeps the medals in the men’s discus at the Rome Olympics; Al Oerter wins his 2nd of 4 career discus gold ahead of fellow Americans Rink Babka and Dick Cochran
1960 Future Constantine II, last King of Greece, wins Dragon class sailing gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1960 American weightlifter Charles Vinci wins 2nd consecutive bantamweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics with world-record equalling 3-lift (snatch, clean & jerk, overhead press) total of 345.0 kilograms
1969 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; his 6th F1 win of the season
1970 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
1972 American Rod Milburn with a world record 13.24 wins the 110m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; just 0.10 seconds ahead of Frenchman Guy Drut
1972 East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia’s Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
1972 Nadezhda Chizhova of the Soviet Union throws a world record 21.03m to win the women’s shot put at the Munich Olympics
1972 American athletes Vincent Matthews & Wayne Collett finish 1-2 in 400m at the Munich Olympics; acted casually on the medal stand, did not face the flag during anthem; banned from the Olympics for life
1972 Future world professional cycling road race champion Hennie Kuiper of the Netherlands wins the road race gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 4:14:37
1973 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association’s 4th commissioner
1975 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
1975 Pakistani all-time great batsman Hanif Mohammad plays final day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistan International Airlines v Hyderabad at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad
1978 1st game of Boston Massacre, NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 15-3
1979 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
1980 Oakland A’s pitch record 78th complete game of season
1981 Cleveland Browns’ Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
1981 West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
1986 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31
1991 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
1991 Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
1992 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
1992 Former owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers Bud Selig is appointed interim Commissioner of Major League Baseball; holds office until becoming official Commissioner in 1998
1993 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 15-2 win at Cincinnati Reds
1994 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4×100 freestyle (3:37.91)
1997 US Open Men’s Tennis: Patrick Rafter of Australia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Canadian Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
2014 American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan beat Spanish pair Marcel Granollers & Marc López 6–3, 6–4 to win their Open era record 5th US men’s tennis doubles title; extends record for most Grand Slam doubles titles (16)
2014 US Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3
2019 US Open Women’s Tennis: Bianca Andreescu becomes first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title; stuns Serena Williams 6-2, 7-5
2020 Tour Championship, Men’s Golf, East Lake GC: Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes from Xander Schauffele & Justin Thomas; claims FedEx Cup, equal biggest winner’s prize in golf, US$15m

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