1875 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 4th title; beats fellow Scot Bob Martin by 2 strokes
1918 Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs players threaten to boycott the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
1919 Cleveland Indians pitcher Ray Caldwell no-hits New York Yankees, 3-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
1922 New York Yankees play their farewell home games in Polo Grounds, win both games of doubleheader against Philadelphia Athletics; move to Yankee Stadium the following season
1924 New York Giants rip Boston Braves, 22-1 at the Polo Grounds; future Baseball HOF infielder Frankie Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Vincent Richards & R. Norris Williams clinch US 7th straight title; beat
1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Henri Cochet beats Bill Johnson 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to clinch a 3-2 win for France and break 7 title US win streak
1931 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott 7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5 for his first of 2 straight US singles titles
1932 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills: American Ellsworth Vines successfully defends his title; beats Frenchman Henri Cochet 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1932 Dodgers’ Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
1933 US National Championship Men’s Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins final 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
1937 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
1937 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
1954 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm’s knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
1960 Fencer Aladár Gerevich is part of the gold medal winning Hungarian sabre team at the Rome Olympics; Gerevich’s 6th consecutive gold medal in the event
1960 Yugoslavia dominates Denmark 3-1 to win the men’s football gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1960 The gymnastics competition at the Rome Olympics concludes with the Soviet Union taking 10 of the 15 gold medals; Soviet gymnasts Boris Shakhlin & Larisa Latynina win 3 gold medals apiece
1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
1961 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari
1961 American Ferrari driver Phil Hill wins Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch F1 World Drivers Championship; first American F1 world champion
1962 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith beats defending champion Darlene Hard 9-7, 6-4 for her first US singles crown
1963 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
1965 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
1967 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
1967 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: John Newcombe of Australia defeats American Clark Graebner 6–4, 6–4, 8–6 for first of 2 US singles titles
1969 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
1972 American men’s 4 x 100m relay team of Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker & Eddie Hart combine for a world record 38.19 to beat the Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
1972 American long distance runner Frank Shorter scores a famous win in the men’s marathon in 2:12:19.8 at the Munich Olympics
1972 East v West in a women’s 4 x 100m relay at the Munich Olympics; West Germany beats East Germany by 0.13 seconds for the gold medal
1972 American freestyle wrestler Dan Gable wins the 68kg division gold medal at the Munich Olympics; only Olympic wrestler not to have a single point scored against him in the competition
1972 Yugoslavia beats Czechoslovakia, 21-16 in the inaugural Olympic handball final in Munich
1972 An American double in the inaugural Olympic archery competition in Munich; John Williams wins the men’s individual gold medal; Doreen Wilber takes the women’s gold
1972 Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson wins first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when Munich Games opponent Ion Alexe of Romania withdraws from the final because of a broken thumb
1972 Kazimierz Deyna scores twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match; 80,000 at the Munich Olympic Stadium
1972 West Germany beats Pakistan 1-0 to become first European nation since 1920 to win the field hockey Olympic title; marred by disgraceful behaviour of Pakistani players, fans & officials after losing the Munich final
1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
1973 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
1974 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
1974 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
1977 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
1978 4th game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-4 to tie for AL East 1st place; Yanks out hit arch rivals, 67-21; score 42-9
1989 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
1989 Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
1990 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
1990 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A’s beat them 12 games to 0
1991 Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
1994 US Open Women’s Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
1995 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
1995 Cleveland’s major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles
2000 US Open Men’s Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
2016 US Open Women’s Tennis: Angelique Kerber beats Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to become first German player to win the event since Steffi Graf in 1996
2018 Australian newspaper the ”Herald Sun” criticised for ”racist” cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams

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