1841 Tom Hyer beats George McChester in 101 rounds at Caldwell’s Landing, NY to become first American heavyweight boxing champion
1904 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports ”Yankees take 2,” Yankee name not official till 1913
1914 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
1928 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26′ ½”
1934 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
1936 New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 12-9 at League Park to clinch AL pennant on the earliest date in history
1948 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
1955 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
1960 Denver Broncos beat Boston Patriots, 13-10 in the American Football League’s first game before 21,597 fans at Nickerson Field in Boston
1960 Pakistan ends India’s run of 6 consecutive Olympic field hockey gold medals with a 1-0 win over their sub-continent rivals at the Rome Games
1970 Feyenoord wins soccer’s Club World Cup
1971 NHL great Gordie Howe retires (for the first time), after 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings
1972 Soviet runner Lyudmila Bragina with a world record 4:01.38 wins the women’s 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
1972 Soviet Union beats the United States 51-50 in the most controversial game in international basketball history; with US leading 50-49 the final 3 seconds is replayed 3 times until the Soviets finally win
1972 West German equestrian rider Liselott Linsenhoff follows her dressage teams gold in Mexico City with the individual dressage title at her home Olympics in Munich
1973 4th place finish in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch Jackie Stewart his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
1973 US Open Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian John Newcombe wins his second US singles title; beats Jan Kodeš 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
1978 3rd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-0
1978 Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
1979 South African Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; first RSA champion
1984 US Open Men’s Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
1987 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016
1988 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 MLB games
1988 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ’s KZ-1 at the 27th America’s Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
1990 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
1991 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
1992 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
1992 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
1995 US Open Women’s Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th US title; beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-3
2001 US Open Men’s Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia becomes youngest (20) world #1 player; beats Pete Sampras 7-6, 6-1, 6-1
2002 Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record
2012 Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
2017 US Open Women’s Tennis: In the first all-American final since 2002 unseeded Sloane Stephens defeats Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0
2018 Green Bay Packers start 100th season with historic 24-23 comeback win over Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field; first ever Packer recovery from 17+ points deficit at 3/4 time (20-3)

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