1893 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America’s Cup, in New York
1903 1st Baseball World Series: Boston Americans beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory
1914 Baseball World Series: Boston Braves beat Philadelphia A’s, 3-1 at Fenway Park for first 4-game sweep in WS history; ‘Miracle Braves’ last in NL July 4
1915 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4 at the Baker Bowl to clinch series 4-1
1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
1921 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 1-0 at the Polo Grounds for a 5-3 series win; final WS played in best-of-nine format; Yankees first ever WS appearance
1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
1934 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Portland G & CC: Marian McDougall outclassed Mrs Guy Riegel, 9 & 7 to win golf’s only major title
1947 1st NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3
1960 Baseball World Series: Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski’s bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees, 10-9 at Forbes Field in series deciding Game 7; MVP: Yankees 2B Bobby Richardson
1963 Ryder Cup Golf, East Lake CC: US beats Great Britain, 23-9; competition format changes with addition of 4-ball (better ball) matches on a 3rd day of play
1964 Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
1964 US sweeps medals in the men’s 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics; Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win gold ahead of teammates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett
1967 Seattle SuperSonics (now OKC Thunder) lose NBA debut game, 144-116 to the San Francisco Warriors at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
1967 First American Basketball Association (ABA) game is played with Oakland Oaks beating Anaheim Amigos, 132-129; red, white & blue ball and 3-point field goal introduced
1971 First ever Baseball World Series night game; Pittsburgh Pirates edge Baltimore Orioles, 4-3 in Game 4 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh
1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectacular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
1985 During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin
1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A’s)
1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
1989 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
1991 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
1991 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
1991 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
1993 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
1993 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
1994 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
1996 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
1996 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
1998 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2
2002 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1
2007 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
2015 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada
2019 Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei sets new world record of 2:14.04 for the women’s marathon in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old mark

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