1883 New York Gothams score 13 runs in an inning in a 16-6 win over Philadelphia Quakers at Recreation Park, Philadelphia; MLB record (18) set 2 days earlier
1905 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base in 8-3 defeat to Cincinnati Reds at Exposition Park, Pittsburgh
1915 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8 in first US event held at West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York
1939 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
1939 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
1943 NY Giants’ pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
1946 San Francisco 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
1946 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jack Kramer beats fellow American Tom Brown Jr. 9-7, 6-3, 6-0 for his first of 2 straight US singles crowns
1946 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd 11-9, 6-3 for her 4th and last US singles title
1952 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Frank Sedgman wins his second straight US title; beats American Gardnar Mulloy 6-1, 6-2, 6-3; last amateur major before turning pro in 1953
1955 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
1957 Juan Manuel Fangio confirms his F1 World Drivers Championship, finishing 2nd in the season ending Italian GP at Monza; takes record 5th title by 15 points from Stirling Moss
1957 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 6-2 for the first of her 2 home singles crowns
1960 American sprinter Wilma Rudolph wins her third gold medal of the Rome Olympics anchoring the US 4 x 100m relay team; earlier won 100/200m double
1960 US 4 x 400m relay team of Jack Yerman, Earl Young, Glenn Davis & Otis Davis run a world record 3:02.2 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1960 German 4 x 100m relay team equal world record 39.5 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf & Martin Lauer
1963 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; Clark’s 5th GP win of the season
1963 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rafael Osuna of Mexico beats Frank Froehling 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 for his lone major singles title
1965 Kansas City A’s Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game
1969 US amateur Men’s Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
1972 Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
1972 Mykola Avilov representing the Soviet Union scores a world record 8454 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats teammate Leonid Lytvynenko by 419 points
1972 East German Annelie Ehrhardt with a world record 12.59 takes the 100m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats Romanian Valeria Bufanu by just 0.25
1973 US Open Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Court wins her 24th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
1974 England’s Ian Thompson wins European Championship marathon in 2:13:18.8 in Rome, Italy
1978 2nd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 13-2
1988 Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m
1988 NL president A. Bartlett Giamatti is unanimously elected Major League Baseball’s 7th Commissioner
1991 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pittsburgh Steelers (52-34)
1991 US Open Men’s Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
1992 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
1993 Baseball’s proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
1993 Houston’s Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in Astros’ 7-1 win over NY Mets
1994 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
1995 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
2002 Rookie quarterback David Carr throws for 2 TDs as the Houston Texans beat Dallas Cowboys 19-10 to become only the 2nd expansion team (1961 Minnesota Vikings) to win their inaugural game
2002 Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay
2002 US Open Men’s Tennis: Pete Sampras wins 14th and final Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
2007 US Open Women’s Tennis: Belgian Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-1, 6-3; Henin wins event without losing a set
2014 US Open Men’s Tennis: Marin Čilić of Croatia wins his maiden grand slam title; beats Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

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