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Events in Sport for 15th July


1815 - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC)
1876 - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
1880 - 4th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Hartley beats H Lawford (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3)
1895 - 12th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)
1895 - 19th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)
1909 - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
1922 - 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
1923 - 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY
1927 - 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews
1938 - Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
1945 - 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio
1949 - Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
1956 - Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
1960 - Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1961 - 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
1967 - LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs
1967 - Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
1970 - Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
1972 - Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
1973 - California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1973 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1975 - 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
1975 - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
1976 - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
1978 - 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews
1979 - 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
1980 - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
1984 - 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1986 - 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
1986 - All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
1990 - 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1991 - Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit
1994 - NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
1995 - Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
1999 - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
2003 - 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

Events in Sport for 16th July


1845 - NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
1879 - 3rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Hartley beats V Goold (6-2 6-4 6-2)
1883 - 7th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3)
1888 - 5th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (6-3 6-3)
1888 - 12th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-3 7-5 6-0)
1895 - Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
1902 - John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
1902 - Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
1920 - 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
1924 - NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
1934 - Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes
1936 - NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1938 - 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
1941 - Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1944 - Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
1945 - Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
1948 - Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
1950 - Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1951 - 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
1956 - Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1960 - 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1961 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
1961 - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
1967 - Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1978 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1985 - 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1985 - All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
1987 - Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
1988 - Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1989 - 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1994 - Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994 - Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
1994 - Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1995 - 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
1995 - 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
2008 - 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
2013 - 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York

Events in Sport for 17th July

1894 - Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
1895 - W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
1896 - 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hit a bicyclist (NYC)
1899 - 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
1903 - 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
1906 - 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
1907 - 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
1908 - 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win
1910 - 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
1911 - 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
1912 - Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
1913 - Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
1914 - Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
1989 - Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1921 - Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:34:44.578 (144.231 km/h)
1922 - Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
1922 - Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)
1923 - Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)
1924 - Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
1925 - Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)
1927 - Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
1927 - Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
1928 - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
1929 - Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
1930 - Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
1931 - Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben C
1978 - NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out
1978 - Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him
1979 - 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
1979 - All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1983 - 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
1983 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1988 - 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
1988 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1990 - NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1990 - Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
1993 - Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km
1994 - 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1994 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1994 - Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup
2005 - Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once
2005 - 134th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 274 at St Andrews
2011 - 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Events in Sport for 18th July

1893 - Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
1894 - 11th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
1894 - 18th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
1896 - 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
1896 - George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
1896 - Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
1912 - Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
1915 - Boston Braves start move from last place to become World Series champs
1927 - Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit
1930 - SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
1942 - 1st legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
1943 - Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
1948 - Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in a game
1948 - White Sox Fat Pat Seerey, hits 4 HRs in 11 inning game
1951 - Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win Heavyweight champion
1951 - Jersey Joe Walcott KOs Ezzard Charles in 7 for hw boxing title
1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament
1954 - Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
1959 - 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)
1960 - Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises
1961 - Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
1962 - Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
1969 - Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
1970 - Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits
1971 - Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
1975 - Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1976 - Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France
1976 - Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
1978 - Billy Martin suspends Reggie Jackson for not bunting
1982 - 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1986 - 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld
1991 - Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
1991 - Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants
1993 - 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George
1993 - Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)
1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1994 - Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
1994 - Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
1994 - NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
1999 - 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off
2004 - 133rd British Golf Open: Todd Hamilton shoots a 274 at Royal Troon Golf Club
2010 - 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews

Events in Sport for 19th July

1877 - 1st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)
1884 - 8th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 6-4 9-7)
1900 - Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
1902 - NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
1908 - Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1910 - Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
1914 - Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
1915 - Wash Nationals steal record 8 bases vs Cleve Indians in the 1st inning
1918 - Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules Baseball Players are not draft exempt
1927 - Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit
1933 - 1st time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox
1936 - Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
1942 - German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague
1952 - 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
1958 - Charly Gaul wins Tour de France
1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
1960 - SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
1963 - Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
1964 - 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
1964 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
1970 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
1973 - Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
1977 - 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
1977 - All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
1980 - 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott
1981 - 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1986 - Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title
1987 - 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
1987 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1989 - Cleve Indian Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game
1990 - Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion
1990 - Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee
1991 - Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
1991 - With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
1992 - 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
1992 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1993 - Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham
1996 - XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia
1998 - 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
1998 - JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
2009 - 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course

Events in Sport for20th July

1858 - Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
1878 - 2nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Frank Hadow beats S Gore (7-5- 6-1 9-7)
1893 - 10th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats B Hillyard (6-8 6-1 6-4)
1893 - 17th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
1911 - Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
1912 - Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
1916 - Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cin Reds
1920 - Heerenveen soccer team forms
1938 - Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
1952 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
1952 - Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
1954 - Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
1956 - Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
1956 - Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
1958 - 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch CC PA
1958 - Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1963 - 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
1965 - NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 - Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France
1970 - Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
1973 - Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
1976 - Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago
1980 - 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
1980 - Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
1980 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1984 - Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
1986 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1991 - Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
1992 - 121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane
1997 - 126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon
1997 - Burnet Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic
2000 - The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
2003 - 132nd British Golf Open: Ben Curtis shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
2008 - 137th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Events in Sport for 21st July

1884 - 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
1896 - 13th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)
1896 - 20th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Harold Mahony beats W Baddeley (6-2 6-8 5-7 8-6 6-3)
1923 - Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4
1945 - Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
1957 - 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
1957 - 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
1957 - Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1959 - Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
1963 - 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
1964 - Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
1968 - 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1968 - Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman
1970 - Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
1972 - Dodgers release & end career of pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
1973 - Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR
1974 - 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1974 - Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France
1975 - Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
1975 - NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
1979 - 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham
1985 - 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
1985 - Bernard Hinault wins his 5th & last Tour de France
1985 - Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1989 - Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time
1989 - Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
1991 - 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
1991 - Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1995 - KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
1996 - 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
1996 - Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1996 - Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
2013 - 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

 

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