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    1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    1893 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
    1897 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Harold Mahony 6-4 6-4 6-3 for the first of 4 titles
    1903 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
    1903 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 for his second consecutive title
    1904 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States
    1904 Willie Anderson becomes the first 2-time Western Open golf champion, beating fellow Scot Alex Smith by 4 strokes at Michigan's Kent CC
    1905 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Sutton becomes first American player to win the singles title at Wimbledon; beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-4
    1910 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
    1916 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR
    1917 Reds' Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day
    1917 In contradiction of a state law, the Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn. Owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine
    1919 SVV Scheveningen soccer club is established in the Dutch seaside town
    1920 Washington Senators pitching legend Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park, the only no-hitter of his illustrious career
    1920 British Open Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Scotsman George Duncan erases 13 stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title; first Open played since WWII
    1920 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman's Park
    1931 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians MLB, Browns NFL, 78,189 capacity) is completed, closed 1993
    1938 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats England's Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
    1938 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)
    1941 Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium
    1945 First MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg homers in his 1st game (Detroit beats Philadelphia A's 9-5)
    1948 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants
    1949 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats multi-national Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title
    1949 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret Osborne duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
    1951 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
    1955 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success
    1956 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Wakonda CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 4 strokes from Louise Suggs; second of her 3 major titles
    Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
    1960 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser wins is first and only Wimbledon singles title; beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5
    1961 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins her 3rd Open by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80
    1966 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Manuel Santana wins last of 4 major titles beating American Dennis Ralston 6-4, 11-9, 6-4
    1967 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
    1968 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
    1970 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)
    1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
    1973 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
    1974 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement
    1977 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
    1977 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
    1980 British runner Steve Ovett breaks countryman Sebastian Coe's world record for the mile in 3:48.8 in Oslo, Norway
    1982 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink
    1982 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.
    1984 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer for his second Senior Open title
    1987 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format
    1990 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Champions Tour major title
    1990 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win
    1995 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost
    1996 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
    1996 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)
    1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June
    1998 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games
    2001 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Salem CC: Bruce Fleischer wins his lone major title by 1 stroke from Gil Morgan and Isao Aoki of Japan
    2005 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned
    2007 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
    2011 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached
    2012 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title
    2018 NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers
    2018 PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon
    2018 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: David Toms wins by 1 stroke from Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Jerry Kelly and Tim Petrovic

    BIRTHDAYS
    1857 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
    1861 Samuel D. Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), born in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
    1861 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
    1888 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman, manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
    1906 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)
    1907 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
    1910 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
    1914 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
    1916 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
    1922 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1991)
    1925 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
    1925 Art McNally, American sports referee (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1933 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
    1933 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach and broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1940 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player, manager and administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
    1941 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Canada
    1942 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
    1944 Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
    1947 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese auto racer (Fuji 1,000 1985), born in Shizuoka-shi, Japan
    1952 Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
    1953 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
    1953 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
    1954 Mike Reid, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2005, The Tradition 2009), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
    1955 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79) born in Turnersville, New Jersey
    1956 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
    1957 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
    1957 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
    1958 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1958 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
    1959 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
    1960 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey
    1961 Carl Lewis, American sprinter and long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama
    1961 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
    1964 Bernard Laporte, French Rugby Union coach (France 1999-2007), born in Rodez, France
    1965 Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England
    1966 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
    1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
    1969 Gary Brown, American NFL running back and coach (Houston Oilers), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    1971 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
    1972 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie/coach/broadcaster (Olympic silver 1994), born in Medicine Hat, Canada
    1974 Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City California,
    1974 Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1996), born in Cuenca, Ecuador
    1976 Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1976 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
    1976 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
    1976 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
    1977 Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada
    1982 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
    1984 Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper (World Championship gold 2007), born in Freeport, Bahamas
    1985 Chris Perez, American MLB reliever (All Star 2011-12), born in Bradenton, Florida
    1986 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017), born in Dallas, Texas
    1988 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
    1989 Daniel Ricciardo, Australian auto racer (Monte Carlo GP 2018), born in Perth, Western Australia
    1991 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
    1992 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016), born in Barstow, California
    1996 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born Moscow, Russia
     
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    1902 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants, 30 year tenure (1902-32)
    1902 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb wins her only major title with a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper
    1903 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed from a train by force, found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later
    1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92
    1907 US National Women's Tennis Championship: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her only major singles title
    1909 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby earns her only Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 win over Agnes Morton
    1911 Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game in 14-6 rout of Cleveland. Streak ends next game
    1921 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats South African Brian Norton 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 for the third of 10 Grand Slam singles titles
    1921 Jack Dempsey KOs French boxer Georges Carpentier in 4 in 3rd heavyweight title defence, crowd of 91,000 brings in 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m)
    1926 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his second Wimbledon singles title 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 over American Howard Kinsey
    1927 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles
    1927 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet wins first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns; beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
    1930 Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium
    1932 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ellsworth Vines beats hometown favourite Bunny Austin 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 for his only Wimbledon title
    1932 American golfer Walter Hagen wins his 5th and last Western Open in Cleveland, 16 years after he won his first
    1933 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0
    1935 Great Britain amateur boxing team beats United States in the first International Golden Gloves tournament
    1937 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Germany's Gottfried von Cramm 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 for first of back-to-back titles
    1938 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)
    1941 Joe DiMaggio hits a 3-run homer off Boston's Dick Newsome to pass Willie Keeler's MLB record 44 game hitting streak
    1948 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title
    1948 British Open Golf, Muirfield: England's Henry Cotton wins by 5 strokes from Irishman Fred Daly for his third Open victory
    1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
    1949 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret Osborne duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
    1950 Cleveland Indians' pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers
    1951 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt; after 1953 season sells franchise to Clarence Miles, team moves to Baltimore (Orioles)
    1951 Worcestershire cricket wicket-keeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee
    1954 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 13-11, 4-6, 6-2, 9-7 for his only Wimbledon singles title
    1955 US Open Women's Golf, Wichita GC: Uruguayan Fay Crocker beats Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk by 4 to become the tournament's first overseas winner
    1955 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Beverly Fleitz 7-5, 8-6 for her 4th Wimbledon singles title
    1960 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil beats South African Sandra Reynolds 8–6, 6–0
    1961 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season
    1963 Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Braves
    1965 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
    1966 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles
    1966 West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge
    1967 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)
    1969 Ireland cricketers dismiss West Indies for just 25 (Dougie Goodwin 5 for 6, Alec O'Riordan 4 for 18) to set up a huge upset in Londonderry
    1970 NY Yankees infielder Horace Clarke breaks up a potential no-hitter in the 9th inning for 3rd time in 28 days
    1971 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1 for the first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
    1972 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: American Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 1 from Judy Rankin, Kathy Ahern & Pam Barnett
    1972 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon
    1976 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 for second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
    1977 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
    1978 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season
    1983 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles
    1986 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss (4-2 v Toronto), one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season
    1987 KC Royals outfielder Jim Eisenreich hits 1st HR since 1982, in MLB comeback process, retired 1984 (Tourette syndrome)
    1988 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam
    1989 US Open Senior Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Orville Moody wins by 2 from Frank Beard, 20 years after his US Open triumph in 1969
    1989 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Tammie Green wins her only LPGA major title with a 1 shot victory over fellow Americans Pat Bradley & Betsy King
    1989 American jockey Steve Cauthen wins Irish Derby on Old Vic to become the first rider in history to sweep the world's 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)
    1993 Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman
    1994 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title
    1995 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Champions Tour major victory
    1995 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad
    2000 UEFA European Championship Final, Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy
    2000 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Hale Irwin wins by 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Fleischer for his second US Senior title
    2005 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles
    2006 Michael Schumacher wins US F1 Grand Prix for the 5th time, 1st driver in any series to win 5 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    2006 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (152) and Upul Tharanga (109) compile world record cricket ODI opening stand of 286 vs England at Headingley
    2008 A settlement was reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1
    2011 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech left hander Petra Kvitová wins her first Grand Slam title beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4
    2011 American twin brothers Bob & Mike Bryan earn their record equalling 11th Grand Slam doubles title with a straight sets win over Robert Lindstedt & Horia Tecău at Wimbledon
    2013 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months
    2017 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia
    2017 Women's PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada
    2017 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Salem CC: Kenny Perry wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kirk Triplett for his 2nd US Senior title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1901 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
    1904 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
    1907 Leo O'Brien, cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36)
    1927 Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
    1934 Ivan Madray, West Indian cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
    1937 Dick Berardino, baseball player
    1937 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
    1943 Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
    1947 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1953 Tony Armas, baseball player
    1956 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1959 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
    1959 Hoogie Drexler, jockey
    1961 Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1962 Brandel Chamblee, American golfer, broadcaster (Golf Channel, 1 PGA Tour title), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1964 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in San Francisco, California
    1964 Joe Magrane, baseball player
    1964 Jose Canseco, Cuban MLB outfielder (AL MVP 1988), born in Havana, Cuba
    1964 Shannon Ritter, jockey
    1964 Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
    1966 Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
    1966 Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)
    1968 Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1992), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1970 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1970 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
    1970 Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
    1971 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
    1971 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
    1974 Sean Casey, American baseball player
    1975 Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
    1975 Daniel Kowalski, Australian swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96), born in Singapore
    1975 Eric Daze, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1976 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
    1976 Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
    1979 Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
    1979 Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Ontario
    1980 Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
    1981 Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1981 Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
    1984 Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
    1984 Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
    1984 Johnny Weir, American figure skater
    1985 Rhett Bomar, American football player
    1985 Chad Henne, American football player
     
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    1900 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats rival and fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
    1900 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Sydney Smith 6-8, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title
    1901 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles
    1905 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for world heavyweight title
    1909 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 for back-to-back titles
    1912 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911
    1913 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating American Maurice McLoughlin 8-6, 6-3, 10-8
    1920 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden, becomes first American male to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Gerald Patterson of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
    1925 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France takes her 6th Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Briton Joan Fry
    1926 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Briton Kitty Godfree wins her second Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Lilí Álvarez
    1931 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland in his first heavyweight title defence
    1931 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first ever all-German final, Cilly Aussem beats Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 7-5
    1932 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)
    1936 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 for his third straight Wimbledon singles title
    1937 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round of England beats Poland's Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 for her second Wimbledon title
    1944 Oriole Park, then a minor league baseball stadium burns down in Baltimore; cause, speculated discarded cigarette
    1948 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles
    1951 PGA Championship, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo 7 & 6 for his 3rd PGA Championship title
    1953 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen
    1954 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins her 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Louise Brough 6-2, 7-5
    1954 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by a record 12 strokes from Betty Hicks in her comeback event 14 months after radical colon cancer surgery
    1959 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American-based Peruvian Alex Olmedo wins his only Wimbledon title beating Rod Laver of Australia 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
    1959 British Open Golf, Muirfield: 23 year old South African Gary Player wins the first of his 9 major titles, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck
    1964 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3; Emerson's 1st of 2 straight Wimbledon titles
    1965 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
    1966 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title
    1966 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
    1968 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out MLB record 19 Minnesota Twins in 1-0 win; record for 10 inning game; also record 32 Ks in consecutive games
    1970 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title, and 3rd leg of her successful Grand Slam
    1970 California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
    1971 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe of Australia beats American Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for his third and final Wimbledon singles title
    1973 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss
    1974 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for the LA Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds
    1976 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 for the first of 5 straight Wimbledon titles
    1977 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: Judy Rankin wins by 3 strokes from Pat Meyers and Sandra Palmer
    1980 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat NY Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium
    1981 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-2 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title
    1982 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles
    1983 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller
    1983 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
    1983 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland
    1984 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
    1987 Controversial NY Mets MLB star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play; he is now an ordained minister
    1988 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England
    1988 Gene Nelson of the Oakland A's becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays
    1989 Open Mind wins American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies when Nite of Fun is disqualified in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont
    1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
    1993 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
    1994 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0
    1994 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh of Australia and Jim Albus
    1994 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
    1999 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf 6-4, 7-5 for her only Wimbledon singles title
    2004 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4
    2005 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer makes it 3 straight Wimbledon titles beating American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4
    2006 Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points
    2006 US Open Women's Golf, Newport CC: Annika Sörenstam wins her 10th and final major title by 4 strokes in a playoff with Pat Hurst
    2007 America's Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain
    2010 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her crown overpowering Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 62
    2011 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first Wimbledon title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1861 Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer), born in Christiansted, Danish West Indies (d. 1901)
    1902 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted), born in Brightwater, Nelson (d. 1996)
    1911 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
    1917 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
    1922 Art Fowler, American baseball player, born in Converse, South Carolina (d. 2007)
    1927 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik), born in Teuven, Belgium (d. 2019)
    1936 Eric Russell, English cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s), born in Dumbarton, Scotland
    1938 David Gandolfo, horse trainer
    1938 Shin Geum Dan, North Korean 400m/800m runner (1962 world record), born in Riwon County, North Korea
    1940 César Tovar, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1994)
    1940 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Monterey Park, California
    1945 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968), born in Oxford
    1952 Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
    1953 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1955 Matt Keough, American baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees), born in Pomona, California
    1956 Eddie Edwards, South African tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1957 Danny Heep, American MLB outfielder, born in San Antonio, Texas
    1958 Robert Foth, American sport shooter (Olympics silver 1992), born in Buffalo, New York
    1959 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgarian horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    1960 Jack Daugherty, American MLB baseman and outfielder, born in Hialeah, Florida
    1963 Don August, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Inglewood, California
    1964 Warren Newson, American MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Newnan, Georgia
    1965 Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands
    1965 Dan Land, American NFL cornerback and safety (Oakland Raiders), born in Donalsonville, Georgia
    1965 Greg Vaughn, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
    1965 Vinson Smith, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Statesville, North Carolina
    1966 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,
    1966 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Morristown, New Jersey
    1967 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive (NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
    1968 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
    1970 Teemu Selanne, Finnish NHL right wing (1992-93 NHL rookie points record, 132), born in Helsinki, Finland
    1970 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
    1970 Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
    1971 Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
    1972 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1973 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1973 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
    1973 Fred Rodriguez, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Bogotá, Colombia
    1974 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
    1975 John Hargis, American 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
    1976 Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
    1976 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
    1979 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
    1979 David Bacani, American baseball player
    1980 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
    1980 Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
    1980 Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricket spin bowler (103 Tests, 417 wickets), born in Jalandhar, India
    1984 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
    1984 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
    1987 Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver (four-time Formula 1 world champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, West German
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    1890 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lena Rice becomes the only Irish female to win at Wimbledon beating May Jacks 6-4, 6-1
    1891 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley wins first of 3 Wimbledon singles championships; beats Joshua Pim 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0
    1892 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
    1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Paul de Borman & William le Maire
    1905 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic, A's win 4-2
    1906 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
    1907 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence
    1907 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Norman Brookes becomes the first non-Englishman and left-hander to win Wimbledon beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
    1908 New York Giants pitcher George "Hooks" Wiltse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
    1910 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
    1911 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh halts Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
    1912 Jack Johnson beats "Fireman" Jim Flynn by disqualification in 9 in Las Vegas to retain world heavyweight boxing title
    1913 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final Dorothea Chambers beats Winifred McNair 6-0, 6-4
    1914 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers wins her 7th and last Wimbledon singles title beating Ethel Larcombe 7-5, 6-4
    1914 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Norman Brookes beats 4-time defending champion Anthony Wilding of New Zealand 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
    1919 Jack Dempsey beats champion Jess Willard, retired in 3rd round in Toledo, Ohio for world heavyweight championship
    1923 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbons on points over 15 hard fought rounds in Shelby, Montana to retain world heavyweight boxing title
    1924 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty McKane of England beats American Helen Wills 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 for her 1st of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
    1925 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final René Lacoste beats Jean Borotra 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6
    1930 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles beating fellow American Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-2
    1931 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sidney Wood Jr beats fellow American Frank Shields in a walkover - ankle injury
    1936 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Jacobs wins her only Wimbledon title beating Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
    1938 Phillies complete move to Shribe Park in Philadelphia, lose 10-5 to Boston Bees
    1939 Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies
    1939 Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his "Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium, makes iconic "luckiest man" speech
    1947 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Tom Brown 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
    1947 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool: Irishman Fred Daly wins his only Open, 1 stroke clear of Reg Horne and Frank Stranahan
    1950 Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
    1952 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Frank Sedgman wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Czech Jaroslav Drobný 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
    1953 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins 3rd leg of her Grand Slam beating fellow American Doris Hart 8-6, 7-5
    1954 FIFA World Cup Final, Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland: Helmut Rahn scores twice as West Germany beats Hungary, 3-2
    1958 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ashley Cooper wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Neale Fraser 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 13-11
    1959 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 3 Wimbledon singles titles beating Darlene Hard 6-4, 6-3
    1960 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Mickey Wright wins by 3 from Louise Suggs
    1960 Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs
    1964 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Smith of Australia
    1965 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Carol Mann wins by 2 shots from fellow American Kathy Cornelius
    1969 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Home favourite Ann Jones upsets 3-time defending champion Billie Jean King 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
    1970 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian thriller, John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall 5,7 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
    1975 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King outclasses Evonne Goolagong 6-0, 6-1 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title
    1977 Red Sox end 9-game losing streak by smashing a MLB-record 8 HRs in a 9-6 win vs Toronto at Fenway Park
    1980 Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) fans Reds' Cesar Geronimo to become 4th pitcher to 3,000 MLB strikeouts
    1980 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 6-1, 7-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles crown
    1981 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe ends Björn Borg's streak of 5 straight Wimbledon titles with a famous 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory
    1982 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel
    1982 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic final, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title
    1983 New York pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
    1984 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone
    1987 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf
    1988 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-affected final
    1988 After a poor start to the season Kansas City Royals release Dan Quisenberry (record 5-time AL saves leader)
    1992 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1
    1993 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats fellow American Jim Courier 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles
    1994 FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford
    1995 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) play 1st CFL game beating Winnipeg 38-10 but failed experiment only lasts one season
    1998 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat of France 6-4, 7-6 for her first and only Grand Slam singles title
    1999 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 for his third straight Wimbledon title
    1999 South Korean defending champion Se Ri Pak wins the most crowded playoff in LPGA history (6) in the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
    2000 Canadian jockey Russell Baze scores his 7,000th career victory aboard This Is the Moment at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California
    2001 In a world record fee for a soccer goalkeeper, Juventus signed Parma's Gianluigi Buffon in a £32.5m deal including midfielder Jonathan Bachini
    2003 LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant is arrested in Eagle, Colorado for sexual assault, charges eventually dismissed
    2004 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins the second of 5 straight Wimbledon singles titles beating American Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4
    2004 UEFA European Championship Final, Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal: In a huge upset Greece beats host nation Portugal, 1-0
    2004 US Open Women's Golf, Orchards GC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 65 (−6) to win her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam of Sweden
    2009 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-2 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles title
    2010 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his second Wimbledon title
    2015 Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 for their first title
    2015 Chile wins football's Copa América for the first time beating Argentina 4-1 on penalties, 0-0 a.e.t. in Santiago

    BIRTHDAYS
    1880 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
    1894 Henry Carlson, American basketball coach (originated figure 8 play), born in Murray City, Ohio (d. 1964)
    1895 Waldemar Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
    1910 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
    1918 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
    1918 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
    1918 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (won the Indianapolis 500 in 1950) (d. 1984)
    1920 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
    1922 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
    1926 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1929 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
    1929 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Cramer, Illinois (d. 1998)
    1929 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
    1930 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)
    1931 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)

    1931 Rick Casares, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
    1932 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian marathon runner, born in Anzegem, Belgium
    1938 Cyril Mitchley, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
    1940 Walter Greenman, American horse trainer (d. 2000)
    1942 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
    1943 Emerson Boozer, College Hall of Fame and NFL running back (NY Jets 1966-75), born in Augusta, Georgia
    1947 Morganna Roberts, Baseball's kissing bandit, born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1948 Ed Armbrister, Bahamian baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Nassau, Bahamas
    1948 René Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980), born in Pontcharra, Isère, France
    1951 John Alexander, Australian tennis player, politician (Australian Open doubles 1975, 82), born in Sydney, NSW
    1954 Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia
    1961 Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1962 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1962 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1994)
    1963 Henri Leconte, French tennis player (French open finalist 1988), born in Lillers, France
    1963 José Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
    1964 Cle Kooiman, American soccer player, born in Ontario, California
    1965 Harvey Grant, American NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards), born in Augusta, Georgia
    1965 John Frawley, Australian tennis player, born in Redcliffe, Australia
    1965 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1966 Adrian Caldwell, American NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers), born in Falls County, Texas
    1967 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
    1968 Derek Kevin Loville, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
    1968 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
    1970 Andrei Cherkasov, Russian tennis player, born in Ufa, Russia
    1970 Louise Van Voorhis, American 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
    1970 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer, born in Adelaide, Australia
    1971 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
    1971 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player, born in Washington, D.C.
    1972 Steve Giles, English canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96), born in Sussex, United Kingdom
    1973 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Kamloops, Canada
    1973 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
    1973 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1973 Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver, born in Roskilde, Denmark
    1974 La'Roi Glover, American football player, born in San Diego, California
    1976 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Saitama, Japan (d. 2003)
    1978 Tatyana Jecmenica, Serbian tennis star (1995 Futures-Novi Sad), born in Novi Sad, Serbia
    1978 Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer, born in Zellik, Belgium
    1981 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic
    1986 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
     
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    1904 NY Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park
    1906 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
    1907 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American May Sutton avenges previous year's defeat, beating Dorothea Chambers 6-1, 6-4
    1912 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: English badminton champion Ethel Larcombe wins her first and only major tennis title beating Charlotte Cooper 6-3, 6-1
    1914 MLB Boston Braves (26-40) are 15 games back in NL, go on to win World Series 4-0 vs Philadelphia A's
    1919 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Dorothea Chambers 10-8, 4-6, 9-7 for the first of 6 Wimbledon singles titles
    1924 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-French final Jean Borotra beats René Lacoste 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
    1929 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2
    1930 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats fellow American Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4 for his 3rd and final Wimbledon singles crown
    1934 Lou Gehrig hits record 17th career grand slam in Yankees 8-3 win v Washington, passes Babe Ruth's total
    1935 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry successfully defends his title against German Gottfried von Cramm 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
    1935 Tony (Brooklyn Dodgers) and Al (NY Giants) Cuccinello become the first brothers to both hit a MLB homer in the same game, Dodgers win 14-4
    1937 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
    1946 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frenchman Yvon Petra beats Australian Geoff Brown 6-2, 6-4, 7-9, 5-7, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon title
    1946 British Open Golf, St Andrews: In first post-WWII Championship, Sam Snead wins his only Open title, 4 strokes clear of runners-up Johnny Bulla & Bobby Locke
    1947 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title
    1947 Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago WS
    1952 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Louise Brough 7-5, 6-3 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon crowns
    1953 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
    1957 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad successfully defends in crown beating fellow Australian Ashley Cooper 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
    1957 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
    1957 British Open Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia
    1958 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer of England 8-6, 6-2 to successfully defend her title
    1958 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with Welshman Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
    1961 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
    1963 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Chuck McKinley wins his only Grand Slam singles title beating Fred Stolle of Australia 9-7, 6-1, 6-4
    1968 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon
    1969 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
    1970 US Open Women's Golf, Muskogee CC: Donna Caponi successfully defends her title by 1 from Sandra Haynie and Sandra Spuzich
    1974 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first Wimbledon title beating Russian Olga Morzova 6-0, 6-4
    1975 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon, beats countryman Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
    1980 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 for his 5th straight Wimbledon crown with famous 22-minute, 34-point, fourth-set tiebreak
    1981 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Summerlea GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 1 shot from Pat Bradley & Nancy Lopez
    1986 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 6-3 for her 7th Wimbledon singles title
    1987 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash of Australia scores his only Grand Slam singles success 7-6, 6-2, 7-5 over Ivan Lendl
    1987 A's 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2
    1989 Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)
    1990 Steffi Graf's record run of 13 consecutive tennis Grand Slam singles finals ends, beaten in Wimbledon semi-finals 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 by American Zina Garrison
    1991 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
    1991 American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California
    1992 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Andre Agassi wins his first of 8 Grand Slam singles titles beating Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
    1993 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)
    1996 Angels score 3 top 1st, Oakland A's respond with 13 bottom 1st, highest-scoring 1st inning by 2 teams in MLB history, A's win 16-8
    1997 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: 16 year old Swiss Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotná 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to become the youngest Wimbledon winner in 110 years
    1998 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains title; beats Goran Ivanišević 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 for his 5th of 7 Wimbledon singles crowns
    1998 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens collects his 3,000th career strikeout in 2-1 win vs Tampa Bay (11th to achieve milestone)
    1998 NY Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles 1-0 to improve record to 61-20, equalling best 81-game start in MLB history
    2003 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title beating older sister Venus 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
    2003 French driver Sébastien Bourdais wins first-ever night road-course event in Champ Car history on Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport layout
    2008 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends her title beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4
    2009 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick of the US 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 for a record 15th Grand Slam singles title
    2012 Harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets a new North American record for wins when he drives Herculotte Hanover to the winner's circle for his 15,181st career victory
    2014 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title
    2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan, 5-2
    2017 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

    BIRTHDAYS
    1879 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)
    1886 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
    1905 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket wicket-keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)
    1915 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
    1923 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), born in Everettville, West Virginia (d. 2001)
    1929 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
    1939 Booker Edgerson, American football player, born in Baxter County, Arkansas
    1942 Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
    1943 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1950 Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California
    1951 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    1954 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
    1956 James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
    1957 David Pinkney, British Touring car racer, born in Bridlington, England
    1957 Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada
    1959 Tim Shaw, South African cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991), born in Empangeni, South Africa
    1965 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
    1966 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach (Chelsea), born in Oliena, Italy
    1967 Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
    1968 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
    1968 Nate Singleton, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1968 Shahid Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour), born in Multan, Pakistan
    1968 Alex Zülle, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Wil, Switzerland
    1969 John LeClair, American NHL left wing (first American-born player to score 50 goals in 3 straight NHL seasons; Philadelphia Flyers), born in St Albans, Vermont
    1970 Doug Bochtler, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1971 Donna Faber, American tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
    1971 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager (Aberdeen), born in Paisley, Scotland
    1972 Robert Esmie, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1973 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1973 Michal Sýkora, Czech NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
    1973 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
    1973 René Spies, German bobsledder, born in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
    1974 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer, born in Brasília, Brazil
    1975 Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles winner), born in Tokyo, Japan
    1975 Chris Gratton, Canadian NHL center (Canada World C'ships gold 1997; Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Brantford, Ontario
    1975 Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer striker, coach (Argentina 64 caps, 35 goals; Parma, Chelsea, Banfield), born in Florida Este, Argentina
    1976 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer, born in Amarante, Portugal
    1977 Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player, born in Holzminden, West Germany
    1979 Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Mihaylovgrad, Bulgaria
    1979 Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player (Australian Open, Wimbledon 2006), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
    1980 David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
    1981 Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player, born in Toronto, Ontario
    1982 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer and coach (Rezzato), born in Biella, Italy
    1982 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium
    1983 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
    1995 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India
     
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    1887 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days); defending champion beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0
    1889 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Lena Rice 4-6, 8-6, 6-4
    1907 Tom Reece takes 5 weeks to compile the highest recorded billiards break in a match (499,135) in London, his 'cradle' cannon method is soon banned
    1912 V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games officially open Stockholm, Sweden; events conducted prior to the ceremony dating back to 5 May
    1920 New York Yankees score MLB record 14 runs in 5th inning of a 17-0 rout of Washington Senators
    1923 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Kitty McKane 6-2, 6-2 for her 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
    1928 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final René Lacoste beats defending champion Henri Cochet 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
    1929 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
    1929 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
    1931 US Open Golf, Inverness Club, Ohio: Billy Burke wins by 1 stroke from George Von Elm in a second 36-hole playoff; longest playoff in tournament history
    1932 Cubs' future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli; no charges laid
    1933 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run
    1934 American doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles title as she and Simone Mathieu of France defend their crown 6-3, 6-3 vs Dorothy Andrus & Sylvie Henrotin
    1934 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
    1935 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th of 8 Wimbledon singles titles beating Helen Jacobs 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
    1938 6th MLB All Star Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati on 4 AL errors
    1941 New York Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field at Yankee Stadium; the future Hall of Famer died the previous month
    1942 10th MLB All Star Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York, AL runs are homers
    1946 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-American matchup Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon crown
    1949 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Cubs
    1951 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Dick Savitt wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ken McGregor of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
    1951 British Open Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 strokes from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
    1956 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian matchup Lew Hoad wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns beating Ken Rosewall 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    1956 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
    1956 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball's outstanding pitcher of the season
    1956 Cleveland outfielder Jim Busby hits a second grand slam on consecutive days during Indians 4-2 win v Kansas City A's
    1957 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson becomes the first black female athlete to win Wimbledon beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2
    1959 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Betsy Rawls wins her second title in the event by 1 stroke from Patty Berg
    1962 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam
    1962 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer
    1968 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5 to earn first ever prize money (£750) offered at Wimbledon
    1974 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall of Australia 6-1, 6-1, 6-4
    1975 Art Wall Jr. at 51 years, 7 months, 10 days becomes the second oldest to win a PGA Tour event, beating Gary McCord by 1 at the Greater Milwaukee Open (oldest Sam Snead)
    1979 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova successfully defends her title beating Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-4
    1980 Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history
    1983 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
    1984 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley
    1985 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title
    1985 Mom's Command wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
    1986 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Germany's Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
    1986 Atlanta infielder Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a MLB game during Braves 11-8 loss v Montreal
    1989 Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game; he elects not to play
    1991 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown
    1994 CFL American expansion Shreveport Pirates lose game, 40-10 at the Ottawa Rough Riders; fold 1995
    1996 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5 for her 20th Grand Slam title & 7th Wimbledon crown
    1996 In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
    1997 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cédric Pioline of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 10th Grand Slam title
    1997 Montreal Expos retire Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson's uniform #10
    1998 US Open Women's Golf, Blackwolf Run: Se Ri Pak of South Korea wins a 20-hole Monday playoff over American amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn
    1998 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with a famous unbeaten 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester
    2000 West Ham United FC pays a record £1.8 million for the late Bobby Moore's collection of memorabilia; 79 items including his 1966 World Cup winner's medal
    2000 Real estate developer Stan Kroenke announces the acquisition of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Centre for $450m from the Ascent Entertainment Group
    2002 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
    2003 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Australian Mark Philippoussis 7-6, 6-2, 7-6 for his first Grand Slam title
    2003 Martina Navratilova claims her 20th all-time Wimbledon title as she and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram & Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3 in the mixed doubles final
    2008 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain ends Roger Federer's 5 year reign at Wimbledon 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7
    2013 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bob & Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic & Marcelo Melo to be the only doubles pair to hold all 4 major titles and Olympic gold medal at same time
    2013 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia, 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997
    2013 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In her last appearance at a major championship, Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam title
    2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles

    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1890 Andy Sandham, English cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion), born in Streatham, London (d. 1982)
    1893 Wilton St Hill, West Indian cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1957)
    1917 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire), born in Worchester, England (d. 1974)
    1917 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
    1920 William Worthington, horse trainer
    1927 Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess grand master, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1988)
    1931 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 2018)
    1933 Frank Austin, English footballer, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    1937 Tony Lewis, Welsh cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73), born in Swansea, Wales
    1939 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1939 Man Mohan Sood, Indian cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India), born in Lahore, Punjab
    1939 Mary Peters, English pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972), born in Halewood, Lancashire
    1940 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
    1944 Gunhild Hoffmeister, East German 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Forst, Germany
    1944 Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, born in Lossiemouth, Moray (d. 2018)
    1946 Fred Dryer, American NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams) and actor (Hunter), born in Hawthorne, California
    1947 Lance Clemons, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1948 Brad Park, Canadian NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    1950 Sultan Rakhmanov, Russian super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980), born in Turtkul, Karakalpak ASSR
    1954 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina
    1956 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1957 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
    1957 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    1958 Mark Benson, English cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
    1959 Tahir Naqqash, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85), born in Lahore, Punjab
    1960 Caroll-Ann Alie, Canadian sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1960 Lauri Merten, American golfer (US Open 1993), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
    1960 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
    1961 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, American 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Warrenton, Virginia
    1963 Edwin Gorter, Dutch soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht), born in Den Haag, Netherlands
    1964 Lillie Leatherwood, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    1965 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
    1967 David Whitmore, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Daingerfield, Texas
    1967 Omar Olivares, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    1968 Alvin Harper, American NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Lake Wales, Florida
    1968 Anthony Kershler, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95), born in Sydney, Australia
    1969 Sophia Witherspoon, American WNBA guard (NY Liberty), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
    1970 Antonio Harvey, American NBA center/forward (LA Clippers), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
    1971 Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Billy Davis, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in El Paso, Texas
    1972 Greg Norton, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in San Leandro, California
    1974 Steve Sullivan, Canadian NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
    1974 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer (Palmeiras), born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1976 Nikki Mott, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
    1977 Con Blatsis, Australian footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
    1977 Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer, born in Mdingi, Cape Province, South Africa
    1978 Rachel Rochelli, American gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
    1978 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    1980 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Barcelona
    1981 Nicole Kantek, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
    1981 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
    1986 Derrick Williams, American football player
     
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    1887 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Herbert Lawford wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ernest Renshaw 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
    1890 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Irishman Willoughby Hamilton wins his only Wimbledon title beating 7-time champion William Renshaw 6-8, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
    1892 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard for a 4th time in a Wimbledon final 6-1, 6-1
    1900 Boston Beaneaters pitcher Kid Nichols notches his 300th career MLB victory with an 11-4 win over Chicago Orphans
    1911 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers becomes first player not to concede a game in a final beating Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0
    1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe wins 4 of 5 events to win the Pentathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982
    1914 Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10k to Connie Mack (Philadelphia A's), refuses pleading poverty
    1919 Philadelphia Phillies tie MLB record of 8 steals in an innings (9th) in a 10-5 loss vs NY Giants
    1919 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-Australian final Gerald Patterson beats Norman Brookes 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
    1923 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Johnston beats fellow American Frank Hunter 6-0, 6-3, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon title
    1923 Cleveland Indians set an AL record 27 runs including 13 in the 6th in 27-3 win v Boston Red Sox
    1924 American Robert LeGendre sets then long jump world record at 25' 5½" in Paris, France
    1928 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-3
    1928 American Edward Hamm sets then long jump world record at 25' 11" at Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1933 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating American Ellsworth Vines 4-6, 11-9, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
    1934 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round Little of England beats American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
    1936 4th MLB All Star Game, Braves Field, Boston: After losing the first 3 AS Games, NL wins 4-3, 4 different Cubs players score the runs
    1937 5th MLB All Star Game, Griffin Stadium, Washington: AL wins 8-3, Lou Gehrig drives in 4 runs with HR & double
    1939 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats fellow American Elwood Cooke 2-6, 8-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for Wimbledon sweep, also won doubles & mixed doubles titles
    1939 British Open Golf, St Andrews: In the last Open played for 7 years, due to WWII, England's Dick Burton wins by 2 strokes from American Johnny Bulla
    1948 Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige
    1950 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Budge Patty wins his only Wimbledon singles title 6-1, 8-10, 6-2, 6-3 over Australian Frank Sedgman
    1950 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: Bobby Locke of South Africa retains title by 2 strokes from Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina
    1951 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart outclasses fellow American Shirley Fry 6-1, 6-0 for her only Wimbledon singles title
    1953 PGA Championship, Birmingham CC: Walter Burkemo wins 2 & 1 from Felize Torza
    1956 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton of England 6-3, 6-1 for her only Wimbledon singles title
    1958 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at Headingley
    1959 26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willy Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4
    1961 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver of Australia beats American Chuck McKinley 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for his 1st of 4 Wimbledon singles titles
    1962 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title
    1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 American thoroughbred races
    1964 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer
    1967 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3 ,6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
    1968 US Open Women's Golf, Moselem Springs GC: Susie Maxwell Berning beats Mickey Wright by 3 strokes
    1971 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces that Negro League players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame to be given full membership in the Museum
    1972 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King earns her 8th Grand Slam singles title beating Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3
    1973 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert 6-0, 7-5 for her 10th career Grand Slam singles title
    1973 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
    1974 Milwaukee's Don Money sets MLB record for consecutive errorless games at 3rd base (78) in Brewers 8-5 win v Twins
    1974 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beats the Netherlands, 2-1
    1978 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
    1978 NBA approves franchise swap; Buffalo Braves owner John Y. Brown and Harry Mangurian acquire Boston Celtics, while the Celtics owner Irv Levin gets Braves, later moved to San Diego to become the Clippers
    1979 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats American Roscoe Tanner 6-7, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon title
    1980 American boxer Larry Holmes scores a 7th round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minnesota in defence of his WBC heavyweight title
    1982 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
    1984 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 for her 26th Grand Slam title
    1985 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats South African Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to become the youngest man (17) to win a Wimbledon singles title
    1986 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets world heptathlon record of 7,148 points in the inaugural Goodwill Games at Moscow
    1990 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her record 9th Wimbledon singles title beating American Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1
    1990 New Jersey Devils sign star Russian defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov to NHL contracts despite criticism they are taking North American jobs
    1991 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first ever all-German final Michael Stich beats Boris Becker 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
    1992 South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid
    1992 After undergoing the traditional five-year waiting procedure, Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl officially becomes a US citizen
    1993 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia
    1996 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Richard Krajicek becomes first Dutchman to win a Grand Slam singles title beating American MaliVai Washington 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
    1996 US Open Senior Golf, Canterbury GC: Dave Stockton wins by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin for his 3rd Champions Tour major title
    1998 69th MLB All Star Game, Coors Field, Denver: In the highest scoring AS Game in history, AL wins 13-8
    2001 Australian cricketer Karen Rolton smashes an unbeaten 209 to set a new world record for highest score in a women's Test in Australia's 9 wicket win v England at Headingley
    2002 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
    2002 US Open Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Juli Inkster wins her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam; Inkster's 7th and final major victory
    2003 Tour de France: After 2nd stage, Australians are in possession of both yellow & green jerseys for the first time, Brad McGee overall leader & Robbie McEwen sprint leader
    2003 US Open Women's Golf, Pumpkin Ridge GC: Hilary Lunke wins in a playoff with Kelly Robbins & Angela Stanford for her only career LPGA tournament victory
    2003 Tour de France: After 2nd stage, Australians are in possession of both yellow & green jerseys for the first time, Brad McGee overall leader & Robbie McEwen sprint leader
    2003 US Open Women's Golf, Pumpkin Ridge GC: Hilary Lunke wins in a playoff with Kelly Robbins & Angela Stanford for her only career LPGA tournament victory
    2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner becomes first player in MLB history to hit 5 grand slams before the All-Star break when he homers off Baltimore's Kris Benson
    2007 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lowest ever seeds contest final, Venus Williams (20) beats Marion Bartoli (18) 6-4, 6-1
    2007 Sprint-Nextel and NASCAR announce NASCAR Nextel Cup Series renamed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008
    2007 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lowest ever seeds contest final, Venus Williams (20) beats Marion Bartoli (18) 6-4, 6-1
    2012 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win her 5th Wimbledon singles crown; 5 hours later teams with sister Venus to win doubles title
    2013 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
    1906 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)
    1909 Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (French C'ship 1934, 36), born in Nettlingen, Germany (d. 1976)
    1921 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)
    1933 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
    1939 Laurie Silvers, horse trainer
    1940 James Toner, horse trainer
    1944 Tony Jacklin, English golfer (British Open 1969, US Open 1970), born in Scunthorpe, England
    1946 Jim Day, Canadian equestrian show jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
    1948 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
    1955 Len Barker, American baseball player, born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
    1958 Michael Marx, American foil and epee fencer (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
    1960 Barbara Bierman, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
    1960 Ralph Sampson, American NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
    1963 Lance Johnson, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1963 Naved Anjum, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90), born in Lahore, Pakistan
    1966 Hector Burba, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1966 Jeff Shaw, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Washington Court House, Ohio
    1967 Alfred Jackson, American CFL receiver (BC Lions), born in Caldwell, Texas
    1967 Erik van der More, football player (FC Utrecht)
    1967 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver, born in Hobro, Denmark
    1968 Chuck Knoblauch, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
    1968 Reggie Cobb, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    1969 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia
    1969 Sylke Otto, German luger, born in Chemnitz, Germany
    1970 Michael McCrary, American NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Vienna, Virginia
    1970 Min Patel, Indian-born English cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996), born in Mumbai, India
    1970 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
    1970 Erik Zabel, German cyclist, born in East Berlin
    1972 Aldi Henry, Canadian CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders), born in Montreal, Canada
    1972 Darnay Scott, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1972 Lisa Leslie, American WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gardena, California
    1972 Michael Westbrook, American NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1972 Stoney Case, American NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Odessa, Texas
    1972 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver, born in Vienna, Austria
    1973 Matt Mantei, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
    1973 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2011)
    1974 Patrick Lalime, Canadian NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Saint-Bonaventure, California
    1975 Tony Benshoof, American luger, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1976 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
    1979 Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter, born in Corfu, Greece
    1979 Carl Breeze, British racing driver, born in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
    1980 Michele Kwan, American figure skater (Olympics 1994, Olympic silver 1998), born in Torrance, California
    1980 John Buck, American baseball player, born in Kemmerer, Wyoming
    1982 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
    1984 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
    1984 Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
    1995 Ko Jin-young, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration 2019), born in Seoul, South Korea
     
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    1889 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
    1898 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
    1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
    1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
    1905 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Sutton becomes first American player to win the singles title at Wimbledon; beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-4
    1905 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home town favourite Laurence Doherty wins his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats Norman Brookes of Australia 8-6 6-2 6-4
    1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
    1911 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-4, 4-6, 2-6 ,6-2 ret
    1912 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding makes it 3 straight Wimbledon singles crowns beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
    1918 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
    1922 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: French phenom Suzanne Lenglen wins her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats Molla Mallory of Norway 6-2, 6-0
    1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
    1933 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3
    1933 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title
    1935 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
    1938 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC,: Englishman Reg Whitcombe wins his only major title by 2 strokes from Jimmy Adams of Scotland in treacherous, windy conditions
    1939 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Alice Marble wins her only Wimbledon singles title beating Kay Stammers of England 6-2, 6-0
    1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
    1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
    1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1949 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
    1950 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret Osborne duPont 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 for her 3rd straight Wimbledon singles title
    1951 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
    1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
    1955 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Peter Thomson of Australia wins the 2nd of 3 consecutive Open titles, 2 strokes clear of runner-up John Fallon
    1957 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
    1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
    1960 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey
    1961 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final Angela Mortimer wins her 3rd Grand Slam singles title; beats Christine Truman 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
    1963 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins her first of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Billie Jean Moffitt 6-3, 6-4
    1967 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats local favourite Anne Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of 3 straight Wimbledon singles titles
    1970 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
    1973 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
    1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
    1978 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon singles crown; beats American Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
    1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
    1980 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
    1983 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
    1984 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown, thrashing fellow American Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
    1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Reds
    1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
    1990 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany, 1-0 win over Argentina
    1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
    1990 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
    1991 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
    1991 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
    1992 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
    1994 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson
    1995 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: German superstar Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 for her 6th Wimbledon title
    1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
    2000 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6
    2001 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins 3rd career Grand Slam singles title; beats Justine Henin 6-1 3-6 6-0; Henin first Belgian player (male or female) to reach Wimbledon singles final
    2006 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Amélie Mauresmo of France wins her 2nd and last Grand Slam singles event; beats Justine Henin-Hardenne 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
    2007 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer of Switzerland wins the singles title for 5th consecutive year; beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
    2007 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Whistling Straits: Brad Bryant wins by 3 strokes from Ben Crenshaw
    2010 During 1st round of the John Deere Classic, Paul Goydos becomes the 4th, and oldest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59; round included 12 birdies and 6 pars
    2012 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title; beats Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4
    2012 US Open Women's Golf, Blackwolf Run: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea wins her first major championship, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot Amy Yang
    2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals
    2015 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans
    2017 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series
    2018 South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic

    BIRTHDAYS
    1859 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher/umpire/manager (umpire 10 World Series), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1935)
    1878 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
    1911 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
    1923 Harrison Dillard, 100m runner (Olympic 4 gold-1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1931 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York
    1935 John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
    1941 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
    1949 Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
    1952 Ulrich Wehling, German cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Halle an der Saale, Germany
    1952 Jack Lambert, American football player
    1956 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
    1957 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
    1960 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympic gold 88, bronze 1992, 96)
    1963 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
    1963 Mike Ridley, Canadian NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Winnipeg, Canada
    1963 Pablo Magallon, jockey
    1964 Alexei Gusarov, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Moscow, Russia
    1968 C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1968 Glen Featherstone, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1968 Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
    1969 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
    1969 Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
    1969 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1969 Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
    1970 Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1970 Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
    1970 Todd Martin, American tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
    1971 Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
    1971 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
    1972 Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1972 Jay Bellamy, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
    1972 Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
    1972 Saurav Ganguly, Indian cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), born in Behala, Kolkata
    1972 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1974 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
    1976 Michael Renfurm, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
    1976 Staci Wilson, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey
    1976 Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
    1977 Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
    1980 Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
    1981 Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player (2004 French Open), born in Moscow, Russia
    1982 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player (Leones de Ponce, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1983 Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
    1983 John Bowker, American baseball player
    1986 Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
    1986 Kevin Chappell, American golfer (US Open 2011 3rd), born in Fresno, California
     
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    1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
    1891 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2, 6-1 in a repeat matchup and result of the 2 previous finals
    1904 US Open Men's Golf, Glen View GC: defending champion Willie Anderson of Scotland wins the 3rd of his 4 Open titles, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls
    1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
    1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
    1937 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Henry Cotton wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of fellow Englishman Reg Whitcombe
    1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
    1949 British Open Golf, Royal St.George's GC: South African Bobby Locke wins a 36-hole playoff by 12 strokes from Irishman Harry Bradshaw
    1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
    1954 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: 23 year old Australian Peter Thomson wins first of his 5 Open titles by a stroke from Bobby Locke, Dai Rees, and Syd Scott
    1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1960 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Australian Kel Nagle wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Arnold Palmer in the centenary year of the Open Championship
    1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
    1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
    1965 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O'Connor Snr
    1966 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders & Dave Thomas by 1 stroke to become only 4th in history to win all 4 majors
    1968 Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76'ers to LA Lakers
    1968 39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF
    1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
    1972 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for his only Wimbledon title
    1977 British Open Golf, Turnberry: Tom Watson wins second of 5 Open titles by a stroke from Jack Nicklaus; pair play together in final 2 rounds; separate themselves from field under rare clear skies, remembered as the "Duel in the Sun"
    1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
    1988 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
    1989 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany beats Sweden's Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 for his 3rd and last Wimbledon title
    1989 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
    1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
    1991 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)
    1991 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
    1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
    1995 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon title; beats Boris Becker of Germany 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
    1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
    1996 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
    1997 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
    2000 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles title; beats Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 for his 13th Grand Slams title
    2000 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
    2001 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Goran Ivanišević wins his lone major title beating Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7
    2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
    2006 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany: Italy beats France, 5-3 on penalties; 1-1 after extra time
    2006 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
    2006 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Prairie Dunes GC: Defending champion Allen Doyle wins by 2 strokes ahead of Tom Watson for his 4th Champions Tour major title
    2009 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points
    2016 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam singles titles
    2017 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton
    2017 Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at Ladies European Thailand Championship
    2018 Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion

    BIRTHDAYS
    1905 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)
    1927 Red Kelly, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach; politician (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Simcoe, Ontario (d. 2019)
    1928 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain
    1930 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
    1937 Clemon Daniels, American football halfback and AFL player of year 1963 (Oak, Dallas, San Francisco), born in McKinney, Texas
    1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
    1941 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
    1942 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
    1947 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL Running Back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California
    1950 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
    1952 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
    1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
    1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1964 Ronnie Grandison, American NBA forward (NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
    1964 Scott Verplank, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 2002, 06), born in Dallas, Texas
    1965 Bob Hess Jr, horse trainer
    1968 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
    1968 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
    1969 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
    1969 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1969 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
    1970 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1970 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
    1971 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
    1971 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1971 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
    1972 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
    1972 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
    1973 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
    1973 Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
    1977 Ben McAdoo, American football coach (New York Giants, 2016-7), born in Homer City, Pennsylvania
    1981 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
    1982 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
    1985 Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
    1985 Ashley Young, English footballer
    1989 Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer, born in Naxos, Greece
    1990 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
     
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    1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
    1922 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Gerald Patterson wins his second Wimbledon title; beats Randolph Lycett 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
    1926 US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa
    1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
    1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
    1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
    1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
    1953 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: In his only Open Championship appearance, Ben Hogan prevails by 4 strokes over Dai Rees, Antonio Cerdá, Peter Thomson, Frank Stranahan
    1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
    1960 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1
    1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
    1962 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
    1964 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus
    1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
    1971 100th British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan
    1976 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Johnny Miller wins his only Open championship, 6 strokes clear of Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus; Miller's second and last major title
    1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
    1992 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
    1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
    1997 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
    1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: US beats China, 5-4 on penalties; 0-0 a.e.t; US second World Cup
    2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
    2002 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win
    2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
    2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
    2016 UEFA European Championship, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France, 1-0
    2016 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title
    2016 US Open Women's Golf, CordeValle GC: American Brittany Lang wins her first major title by 3 strokes in a 3-hole playoff over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden
    2018 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £99.2m, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time

    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
    1899 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
    1900 Bob Catterall, South African cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1961)
    1917 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, born in Buffalo, Missouri (d. 2000)
    1921 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
    1922 Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
    1922 Herb McKenley, Jamaican 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2007)
    1924 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
    1925 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)
    1927 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
    1928 Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
    1928 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
    1929 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
    1932 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver, born in Turin, Italy
    1933 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), born in Taitung, Taiwan (d. 2007)
    1934 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), born in Leiah, British India (d. 2012)
    1935 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
    1940 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia
    1943 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)
    1945 Virginia Wade, English tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1972, Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England
    1945 John Motson, British sports (football) commentator, born in Salford, Lancashire, England
    1949 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket player (opener, 10122 Test runs), born in Bombay, India
    1952 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast (nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union), born in Grozny, Russia
    1954 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida
    1960 Roger Craig, American football NFL reciever (SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa
    1962 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
    1964 Felipe Martinez, jockey
    1964 Urban Meyer, American football coach
    1964 Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
    1965 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
    1965 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California
    1966 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1966 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
    1967 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
    1967 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
    1967 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
    1968 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympic gold 1992)
    1969 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1971 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1971 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
    1971 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
    1975 Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player
    1976 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
    1976 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
    1979 Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
    1980 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
    1982 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
    1985 Mario Gómez, German footballer
    1995 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian football striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner), born in Molde, Norway
     
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    1900 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
    1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
    1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
    1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
    1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
    1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
    1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
    1952 British Golf Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: 3 titles in 4 years for Bobby Locke of South Africa beating Australian Peter Thomson by a stroke
    1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
    1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
    1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
    1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
    1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
    1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
    1976 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
    1976 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Green GC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Sandra Palmer
    1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
    1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
    1982 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
    1982 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
    1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
    1984 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
    1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
    1987 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
    1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
    Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
    1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
    1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
    1990 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
    1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
    1993 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus wins by 1 stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf for his second US Senior title
    Golfer Jack Nicklaus
    1993 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
    1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
    1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
    1999 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Des Moines G & CC: Dave Eichelberger wins by 3 strokes ahead of Ed Dougherty for his lone major title
    2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
    2004 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Legends on the Niagara GC: Meg Mallon wins by 4 strokes from Beth Daniel
    2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
    2010 FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title
    2010 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Paula Creamer wins her first major championship, 4 shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen
    2011 US Open Women's Golf, The Boardmoor: Ryu So-yeon wins her first major in a playoff with fellow South Korean Hee Hung Seo
    2012 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win
    2012 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers
    2015 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

    BIRTHDAYS
    1924 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
    1930 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
    1930 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
    1932 Ron McAnally, horse trainer
    1939 Larry Laoretti, American golfer (US Seniors Open 1992), born in Mahopac, New Jersey
    1940 Rafael Martinez, horse trainer
    1941 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
    1953 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1955 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
    1958 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
    1962 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
    1963 Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
    1964 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
    1965 Tony Cottee, English footballer
    1965 Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
    1966 Butch Reid, horse trainer
    1966 Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
    1967 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1967 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
    1968 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
    1970 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
    1970 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
    1971 Brett Hauer, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Edina, Minnesota
    1972 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
    1972 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
    1972 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
    1972 Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
    1973 Albert Guardado Jr, Redlands California, light flyweight boxer (Olymp-96)
    1973 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
    1973 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
    1974 Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
    1974 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
    1974 André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
    1975 Dawn Piepenbrink, wildrose Wis, pairs skater (& Nick Castaneda)
    1975 Willie Anderson, American football player
    1975 Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
    1976 Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
    1977 Brandon Short, American football player
    1979 Éric Abidal, French footballer
    1981 Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)
    1981 Andre Johnson, American football player
    1982 Chris Cooley, American NFL tight end (2-time Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Powell, Wyoming
    1984 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
    1984 Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
    1986 Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
    1986 Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
    1990 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player (Australian Open 2018), born in Odense, Denmark

     
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    1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game
    1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
    1928 1st televised tennis match
    1930 US Open Men's Golf, Interlachen CC: Defending champion Bobby Jones wins record-tying 4th US Open title by 2 strokes from Macdonald Smith; third consecutive major title
    1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
    1932 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
    1934 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
    1945 Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
    1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
    1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
    1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
    1949 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
    1950 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
    1951 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
    1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
    1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
    1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
    1964 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
    1966 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
    1966 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
    1969 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Tony Jacklin wins the first of his 2 major titles, 2 strokes ahead of Bob Charles of New Zealand; first Briton to win The Open since 1951
    1970 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders by 1 stroke in event's first 18-hole playoff to win the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships
    1975 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: American Tom Watson wins 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over Jack Newton of Australia; first of 8 major titles; first of 5 Open Championships
    1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers
    1981 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Arnold Palmer comfortably wins 18-hole playoff against Billy Casper and Bob Stone
    1987 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Islesmere GC: Jody Rosenthal wins by 2 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
    1987 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Brooklawn CC: South African Gary Player wins by a record 6 strokes ahead of Doug Sanders
    1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
    1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
    1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
    1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
    1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
    1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
    1992 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Larry Laoretti wins by 4 strokes ahead of Jim Colbert for his lone professional victory
    1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
    1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
    1996 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins
    1996 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
    1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
    1997 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
    1998 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinadine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0
    2005 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
    2009 US Open Women's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea wins her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of American runner-up Candie Kung
    2011 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
    2015 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković successfully defends his title for 3rd Wimbledon crown; beats Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
    2015 US Open Women's Golf, Lancaster CC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her first major title by 1 stroke from compatriot Amy Yang

    BIRTHDAYS
    1908 Paul Runyan, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1934, 38), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 2002)
    1919 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
    1921 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada (d. 2015)
    1932 Otis Crandall Davis, American 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    1935 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 2014)
    1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
    1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player, born in Macon, Georgia
    1938 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1942 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Fremantle, Western Australia
    1943 Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73), born in Timaru, New Zealand
    1943 Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas
    1945 Dimitar Penev, Bulgarian soccer player and union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA), born in Mirovyane, Bulgaria
    1946 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), born in Fareham, Hampshire, England (d. 2006)
    1947 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
    1949 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner and car dealer, born in Palmer Springs, Virginia
    1954 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
    1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
    1959 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1961 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
    1962 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
    1962 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer (3-weight division world champion), born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
    1962 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
    1963 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
    1963 Thierry Tulasne, French tennis star
    1965 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
    1965 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1965 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
    1966 Annabel Croft, English tennis player, broadcaster (Eurosport, Sky Sport, BBC), born in Farnborough, Kent
    1966 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1967 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
    1968 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
    1969 Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
    1969 Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
    1970 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1970 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
    1970 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
    1971 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1971 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
    1972 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1972 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
    1973 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
    1974 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
    1977 Neil Harris, English footballer
    1979 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
    1980 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1982 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
    1983 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
    1983 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
    1984 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
    1986 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
    1988 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer (7 major titles; US Open 2008, 13), born in Seoul, South Korea
    1988 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer (7 major title wins), born in Seoul, South Korea
    1991 James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer (Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Colombia national team), born in Cúcuta, Colombia
     
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    1881 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats defending champion John Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 for first of his 7 Wimbledon singles titles
    1885 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 5 straight Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; for second consecutive year he beats Herbert Lawford 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
    1886 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford for the 3rd straight year 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship
    1895 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 2-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his third Wimbledon singles title
    1896 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
    1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
    1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
    1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
    1930 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
    1934 Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit
    1941 PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Vic Ghezzi wins his only major title over defending champion Byron Nelson in 38 holes
    1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
    1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
    1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
    1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
    1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
    1962 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd consecutive Open, 6 strokes clear of runner-up Kel Nagle of Australia
    1963 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
    1963 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Bob Charles of New Zealand wins his only major championship in a 36-hole playoff, 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Rodgers; becomes first left-hander to win a major title
    1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
    1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
    1968 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: South African Gary Player wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes clear of Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus; 5th of Player's 9 major titles
    1971 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF
    1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
    1974 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: South African Gary Player wins his 3rd Open Championship, 4 strokes clear of runner-up Peter Oosterhuis of England
    1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
    1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
    1979 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th
    1980 US Open Women's Golf, Richland CC: Amy Alcott scores convincing 9 stroke win over runner-up Hollis Stacy
    1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
    1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
    1984 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
    1985 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms
    1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
    1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
    1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore
    1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)
    1997 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
    1997 US Open Women's Golf, Pumkin Ridge GC: Alison Nicholas of England wins her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez
    1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
    2001 International Olympic Committee votes to award Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
    2004 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
    2010 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
    2012 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
    2014 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0
    2014 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)
    2014 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Tree National: Scotsman Colin Montgomerie wins by 1 stroke after a 3-hole playoff with Gene Sauers
    2018 Chelsea FC sacks high profile manager Antonio Conte despite winning 2016-17 EPL and 2018 FA Cup, replaced by ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri
    2018 Kevin Anderson of South Africa beats American John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24 in the longest (6 hours 36 mins) semi final in Wimbledon history

    BIRTHDAYS
    1901 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
    1913 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic silver 1928)
    1918 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
    1920 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
    1922 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
    1924 George Handy, horse trainer
    1929 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
    1932 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
    1934 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
    1937 Charles Coody, American golfer (US Masters 1971), born in Stamford, Texas
    1937 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), born in Selma, Alabama (d. 2019)
    1941 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
    1944 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
    1945 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
    1946 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
    1948 Alf Hansen, Norwegian double sculls (Olympic gold 1976)
    1948 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1948 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
    1949 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
    1953 Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
    1954 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
    1954 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
    1954 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
    1956 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
    1958 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
    1961 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
    1961 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
    1963 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
    1963 Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
    1964 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
    1966 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnast (Olympic-1980)
    1967 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
    1968 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
    1968 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
    1969 Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1969 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
    1969 Richard Roelofsen, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
    1969 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
    1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1972 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
    1973 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
    1974 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
    1976 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
    1978 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
    1979 Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
    1982 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
    1982 Simon Clist, English footballer
    1982 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
    1983 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
    1983 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
    1985 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
    1992 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
     
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    1912 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
    1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
    1934 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
    1946 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs
    1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
    1951 In his last race, 1948 Triple Crown champion Citation wins the Hollywood Gold Cup by 4 lengths, to become American racing's first millionaire horse.
    1953 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
    1956 Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
    1961 Astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500
    1963 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
    1964 51st Tour de France is won for a record fifth time by Jacques Anquetil of France
    1965 52nd Tour de France won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
    1966 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
    1967 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
    1968 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
    1970 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF
    1972 Plate umpire and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
    1973 British Open Golf, Royal Troon GC: American Tom Weiskopf wins wire-to-wire by 3 strokes from Johnny Miller and Neil Coles
    1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day
    1978 Umpire Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
    1985 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Kathy Baker (later Guadagnino) wins her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson)
    1986 US Open Women's Golf, NCR CC: Jane Geddes wins by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff with South African born Sally Little
    1987 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad
    1987 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)
    1987 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
    1988 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
    1991 US Open Women's Golf, Colonial CC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 67 (−4) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Pat Bradley
    1992 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
    1992 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
    1995 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
    1996 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Raymond Floyd
    1996 New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 24 consecutive saves
    2009 80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis
    2013 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Omaha CC: Kenny Perry wins by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Funk
    2015 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
    2018 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber becomes the first German since Steffi Graf (1996) to win Wimbledon beating Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3

    BIRTHDAYS
    1884 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
    1916 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1989)
    1923 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
    1932 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
    1934 Lee Elder, American golfer (first African-American to play in the US Masters; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
    1937 Khalid Hassan, Pak cricket leg-spinner (took 2-116 at 16 in only Test)
    1944 Billy McCool, American baseball player
    1947 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1951 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
    1957 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
    1959 Rodney Rash, horse trainer
    1962 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1963 Bel Le Harper, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
    1964 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
    1964 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
    1965 Reina Olea, female jockey
    1966 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
    1967 Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
    1967 Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
    1967 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
    1967 Robin Ventura, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
    1969 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
    1970 Mark Brandenburg, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
    1970 Mark Strickland, American NBA forward (Miami Heat), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1970 Todd Rucci, American NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
    1972 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
    1972 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
    1972 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
    1972 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
    1973 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
    1973 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
    1974 Erick Dampier, NBA center (SF Warriors)
    1975 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1975 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
    1976 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
    1979 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
    1980 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
    1987 Adam Johnson, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
    1988 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham
    1988 Conor McGregor, Irish professional boxer (UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion), born in Dublin, Ireland
    1995 Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer (Evian C'ship 2014), born in Seoul, South Korea
     
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    1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
    1879 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Vere St. Leger Goold 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
    1880 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reigning champion John Hartley beats Herbert Lawford 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
    1884 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 6-4, 9-7
    1895 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles
    1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
    1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982
    1922 US Open Men's Golf, Skokie CC: Gene Sarazen wins the first of his 7 major titles, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones
    1923 US Open Men's Golf, Inwood CC: Amateur legend Bobby Jones captures his first career major championship, defeating Bobby Cruickshank by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Sunday playoff
    1927 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer
    1928 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
    1932 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Ozaukee CC: Jane Weiller beats June Beebe 5 & 4 for golf's only major title
    1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 and 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
    1945 PGA Championship, Morraine CC: Byron Nelson wins 5th and final major title and 2nd PGA title; beats ex-MLB player Sam Byrd 4 & 3
    1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
    1960 Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
    1961 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Arnold Palmer wins the first of 2 consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Welshman Dai Rees
    1962 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
    1967 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus
    1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
    1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
    1972 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino claims his second straight Claret Jug; first to successfully defend his title since Arnold Palmer in 1962; wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
    1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
    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)
    1978 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus completes 3rd career grand slam; wins by 2 strokes from Ben Crenshaw & Ray Floyd
    1979 US Open Women's Golf, Brooklawn CC: Jerilyn Britz wins her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), 2 shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer
    1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
    1984 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones
    1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
    1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
    1990 US Open Women's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Defending champion Betsy King wins consecutive titles, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan, the leader after each of first 3 rounds
    1991 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
    1994 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
    1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
    1999 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington
    2000 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens' goal kicking (6) the difference
    2003 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
    2005 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
    2012 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Indianwood G &CC: Englishman Roger Chapman wins by 2 strokes ahead of Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk, Corey Pavin & Tom Lehman
    2013 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
    2014 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
    2017 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title
    2018 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory
    2018 FIFA World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the 3rd man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia, 4-2
    2018 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 4th Wimbledon title beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6

    BIRTHDAYS
    1875 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
    1906 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
    1909 John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
    1935 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
    1935 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
    1938 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
    1939 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
    1939 Tony Bullimore, British yachtsman (1997 solo around-the-world yacht race, dramatic rescue), born in Southend-on-Sea, England (d. 2018)
    1948 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
    1950 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
    1951 Jesse Ventura [James Janos], American professional wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1952 David Bell, horse trainer
    1954 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Olympic 20-1996)
    1956 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
    1956 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
    1958 Dan Forsman, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
    1960 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York
    1963 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
    1963 Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
    1965 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
    1965 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
    1965 Tom Dvorak, Canadian equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Braunschwieg, Germany
    1966 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1967 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1969 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
    1969 Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
    1969 Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
    1969 Peter Ciavaglia, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
    1970 Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
    1971 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    1971 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1971 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
    1971 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
    1972 Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
    1974 Janice Bremner, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Burlington, Ontario
    1975 Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
    1976 Rebecca Snyder, air pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
    1977 Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
    1978 Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
    1979 Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
    1980 Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
    1980 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
    1981 Alecia Ingram, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    1983 Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
    1990 Damian Lillard, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Oakland, Californai
     
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    1845 NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
    1883 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins third straight Wimbledon title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
    1888 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Ernest Renshaw wins his lone major title; beats defending champion Herbert 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
    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
    1948 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
    1950 FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1
    1955 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his third Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd to fellow Mercedes driver Sterling Moss in the British Grand Prix at Aintree
    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 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
    1961 48th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
    1967 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn
    1975 Major League Baseball owners re-elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a 7-year term
    1985 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
    1985 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (San Diego 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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
    1989 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Betsy King wins the first of her 2 consecutive titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez
    1993 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
    1994 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
    1994 Shreveport Pirates lose first CFL home game, 35-34 to the Toronto Argonauts at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana
    1995 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus
    1995 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon
    2000 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final Champions Tour major by 1 stroke from Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley
    2003 11th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win
    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
    2017 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title
    2017 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin
    2017 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Caves Valley GC: Scott McCarron wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Brandt Jobe and Germany's Bernhard Langer

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
    1910 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
    1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
    1920 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
    1927 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2016)
    1932 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
    1932 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
    1936 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka
    1942 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis player (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Albury, New South Wales
    1943 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas
    1945 Barry Dudleston, English cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Bebington, Cheshire
    1946 Ron Yary, American football player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1946 John Hollins, British retired footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
    1950 Dennis Priestley, English darts player, born in Mexborough, England
    1952 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), born in Armley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
    1957 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
    1959 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
    1959 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
    1960 Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
    1960 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
    1963 Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden
    1963 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
    1964 Miguel Induráin, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95), born in Villava, Spain
    1965 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
    1965 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
    1966 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints), born in Woodbury, Minnesota
    1966 Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
    1966 Warren Sallenback, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in South Surrey, British Columbia
    1967 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1967 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France
    1968 Ariel Solomon, American NFL center and guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1968 Barry Sanders, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy), born in Wichita, Kansas
    1969 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player, born in Adelaide, Australia
    1970 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
    1970 Phil Graham, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
    1970 William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee
    1971 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
    1972 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
    1973 Shaun Pollock, South African cricket all-rounder (108 Tests, captain 2000-03), born in Port Elizabeth, RSA
    1973 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist, born in Varese, Italy
    1974 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    1974 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer, born in Brisbane, Australia
    1975 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver, born in Bree, Belgium
    1976 Anna Smashnova, Russian tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER), born in Minsk, Russia
    1976 Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Fremantle, Australia
    1976 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver, born in Wrocław, Poland
    1976 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer and coach, born in Asunción, Paraguay
    1979 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California
    1979 Chris Mihm, American basketball player (Chicago Bulls), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1980 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (US Masters 2013), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1982 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
    1984 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
    1989 Gareth Bale, Welsh soccer winger (Tottenham, Real Madrid, Wales), born in Cardiff, Wales
     
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    1882 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion William Renshaw beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-1, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
    1885 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Maud Watson defeats Blanche Bingley 6–1, 7–5
    1886 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley defeats 2-time defending champion Maud Watson 6–3, 6-3
    1893 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
    1893 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim wins his first of 2 straight Wimbledon titles beating defending champion Wilfred Baddeley 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
    1894 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Edith Austin 6-1 6-1 for her 3rd of 6 Wimbledon singles titles
    1894 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim retains his title beating 2-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 10-8, 6-2, 8-6
    1902 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
    1914 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
    1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
    1922 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year
    1924 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
    1927 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
    1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
    1939 PGA Championship, Pomonok CC: 1938 Masters champion Henry Picard wins his 2nd major title defeating Byron Nelson with a birdie at the 37th hole
    1941 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
    1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
    1955 1st LPGA Championship, Orchard Ridge CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 3 shots from Louise Suggs
    1960 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
    1961 Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
    1963 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
    1963 Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit
    1974 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
    1976 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa
    1978 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing 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 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4
    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 British Open Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe claims the second of his 3 major titles and only Claret Jug; wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden
    1994 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
    2005 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major title wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Scotsman Colin Montgomerie
    2005 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull
    2011 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland claims his only major title; wins by 3 strokes from American pair Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.
    2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany: Japan beats US, 3-1 on penalties; 2-2 a.e.t
    2013 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win
    2016 British Open Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sweden's Henrik Stenson becomes first Scandinavian man to win a major title; shoots final round 63 for record 20-under par 264; wins by 3 from Phil Mickelson
    2018 Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each
    2018 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record
    2018 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs

    BIRTHDAYS
    1911 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
    1915 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1932)
    1917 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player and manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
    1919 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
    1920 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
    1920 Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
    1921 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)
    1933 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
    1933 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
    1941 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
    1941 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
    1942 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
    1942 Don Kessinger, American baseball player
    1944 Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
    1944 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
    1948 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964
    1949 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
    1955 Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer
    1956 Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan
    1960 Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
    1960 Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
    1960 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
    1962 Jay Barrs, archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1963 Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 2019)
    1965 Ken Evraire, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1966 Michael Bradley, American golfer (4 PGA Tour wins), born in Largo, Florida
    1967 Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
    1969 Tommy Soderstrom, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders), born in Stockholm, Sweden
    1971 Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana
    1971 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
    1972 Donny Marshall, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1972 Eric Williams, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1972 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Bloomington, Indiana
    1972 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer, born in Kampen, Netherlands
    1973 Horacio Llamas, Mexican NBA center (Phoenix Suns), born in Rosario, Mexico
    1975 Troy Amos Ross, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Georgetown, Guyana
    1975 Andre Adams, New Zealand cricketer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1977 Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada
    1980 Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer, born in Municipality of Parla, Spain
    1980 Ryan Miller, American hockey player, born in East Lansing, Michigan
    1981 Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer, born in Thessalonica, Greece
    1982 Omari Banks, West Indian cricketer, born in Anguilla
    1983 Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
    1983 Adam Lind, American baseball player, born in Muncie, Indiana
    1984 Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer, born in Ioannina, Greece
    1985 Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, United Kingdom
    1987 Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player, born in Gold Coast, Australia
    1987 Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver, born in Prague, Czechia
    1987 Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer, born in Pontoise, France
    1989 Marko Todorović, Swiss swimmer and water polo player, born in Zurich, Switzerland
     
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    1878 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow makes his lone Wimbledon appearance, and wins; beats defending champion Spencer Gore 7-5, 6-1, 9-7
    1893 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
    1893 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title
    1896 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills: American-based Scot James Foulis wins by 3 strokes ahead of Englishman Horace Rawlins
    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
    1926 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
    1927 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit
    1930 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
    1942 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
    1943 Giants and Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
    1948 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
    1951 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
    1954 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
    1959 African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st colored person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
    1959 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
    1960 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises
    1962 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
    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 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
    1975 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
    1976 Nadia Comăneci becomes the first gymnast in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 score (total 7) at Montreal Games
    1976 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
    1982 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Tom Watson wins his 4th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price
    1986 British Open Golf, Turnberry: Australian Greg Norman wins his first major championship at even-par, 5 strokes clear of runner-up Gordon J. Brand
    1988 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe
    1991 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
    1991 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants
    1993 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Australian Greg Norman fires final round 64 (–6) to win his 2nd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Englishman Nick Faldo
    1993 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)
    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 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Scotsman Paul Lawrie wins his only major title by 3 strokes in 4-hole aggregate playoff with Jean van de Velde & Justin Leonard; recovers from 10 shots behind after 3rd round for biggest comeback in major championship history; van de Velde famously triple-bogies last hole
    1999 New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)
    2004 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Todd Hamilton wins his only major title, defeating 2002 champion Ernie Els of South Africa by a stroke in a 4-hole playoff
    2010 "150th Anniversary" British Open Golf, St Andrews: South African Louis Oosthuizen wins his only major title, 7 strokes clear of runner-up Lee Westwood of England

    BIRTHDAYS
    1881 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1921)
    1890 Chick Evans, American golfer (US Open 1916), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1979)
    1892 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1969)
    1897 E. A. D. [Ernest Arthur Douglas] Eldridge, British racing driver, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1935)
    1912 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, born in Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne, France (d. 1950)
    1914 Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 2000)
    1914 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938), born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy (d. 2000)
    1916 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
    1920 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1982)
    1924 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
    1925 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
    1925 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Guildford, Australia (d. 2004)
    1925 Glen Wood, American auto racer, team owner (Wood Bros Racing), born in Stuart, Virginia (d. 2019)
    1927 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1991)
    1929 Dick Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1935 Tenley Albright, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1936 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
    1938 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 2012)
    1939 Jerry Moore, American football player and coach, born in Bonham, Texas
    1940 Joe Torre, American baseball outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1941 Marcia Jones-Smoke, American 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Oklahoma
    1942 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
    1943 Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
    1944 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Cirencester, England
    1949 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84), born in Subiaco, Western Australia
    1950 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos), born in Greece
    1951 Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
    1952 James Forbes, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
    1954 Imtiaz Ali, West Indian cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976), born in Maraval, Trinidad
    1954 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
    1956 Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, North Carolina
    1957 Nick Faldo, English golfer (US Masters 1989, 90, 96; British Open 1987, 90, 92), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire
    1963 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
    1965 Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
    1966 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, decathelete (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
    1967 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1970 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
    1970 John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
    1970 Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1972 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1972 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1972 Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
    1974 Derek Anderson, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    1975 Torii Hunter, baseball player
    1978 Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
    1978 Ben Sheets, American baseball player
    1979 Deion Branch, American football player
    1982 Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
    1983 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
    1988 César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
    1990 Canelo Álvarez, Mexican boxer (multiple weight division world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
     
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    1877 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 27-year-old English rackets player Spencer Gore wins inaugural event; beats William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
    1884 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maud Watson becomes inaugural female champion by beating her sister Lillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
    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
    1903 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin wins inaugural event
    1908 Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
    1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
    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
    1918 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Secretary of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
    1922 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA
    1925 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
    1930 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Acacia CC: Lucia Mida beats June Beebe 6 & 5 to win the inaugural event and first women's major championship ever played
    1933 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
    1936 Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
    1952 XV Summer Olympic Games open in Helsinki, Finland
    1952 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
    1958 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
    1960 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
    1963 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
    1964 PGA Championship, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire
    1970 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
    1973 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
    1974 Cleveland Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
    1975 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
    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 and others boycott
    1981 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: American Bill Rogers wins his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany
    1981 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
    1986 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th
    1986 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1987 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Briton Nick Faldo wins his first major title, by 1 shot from Paul Azinger and Rodger Davis
    1989 NFL owners vote unanimously to form World League of American Football - operated 1991-2007
    1989 Cleveland Indians 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 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
    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 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook
    1992 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Germany wins 2nd title with 2-1 win over Spain; Steffi Graf clinches final 6-4, 6-2 against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
    1996 26th Olympic Games open in Atlanta, Georgia
    1998 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Mark O'Meara wins his 2nd major championship of the year (Masters) and first Open title by 2 in a 4-hole aggregate playoff with fellow American Brian Watts
    2009 British Open Golf, Turnberry: American Stewart Cink wins his only major championship by 6 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with 5-time champion Tom Watson
    2018 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m

    BIRTHDAYS
    1892 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
    1914 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
    1916 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
    1920 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
    1923 Alex Hannum, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1st ABA, NBA winning coach), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
    1929 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)
    1946 Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player (US Open 1972), born in Bucharest, Romania
    1947 Hans-Jürgen Kreische, East German footballer, born in Dresden, Germany
    1951 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1955 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    1961 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
    1962 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1963 Mark Carreon, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1963 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
    1964 Gina Procaccio, American long and middle distance runner, born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
    1964 Teresa Edwards, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984, 88,92,96), born in Cairo, Georgia
    1965 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
    1965 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1966 David Segui, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Kansas City, Kansas
    1967 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis player, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
    1967 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1968 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
    1970 Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
    1970 Kengy Gardiner, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994), born in Providence, Rhode Island
    1970 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1971 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1971 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan
    1972 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1972 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
    1974 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1974 Preston Wilson, baseball player
    1975 Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)
    1976 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
    1977 Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
    1977 Ed Smith, English cricketer
    1977 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
    1978 Nené, Brazilian footballer
    1979 Luke Young, English footballer
    1979 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
    1979 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    1980 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
    1980 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
    1981 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (& Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
    1981 Nenê [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer, born in Jundiaí, Brazil
    1981 Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
    1981 David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1982 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
    1982 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
    1984 Lewis Price, Welsh footballer

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    1858 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
    1896 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats 3-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 8-6, 6-3
    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 Cincinnati Reds
    1920 Heerenveen soccer team forms
    1924 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
    1938 Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
    1944 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
    1947 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
    1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
    1954 American tennis champion Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in a horse riding accident ending a brilliant career at just 19
    1956 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
    1957 44th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins first of 5 general classification titles
    1958 PGA Championship, Llanerch CC: Dow Finsterwald wins 1st PGA C'ship held in current stroke play format; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
    1958 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
    1963 US Open Women's Golf, Kenwood CC: Mary Mills wins her first of 3 major titles by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Louise Suggs and Sandra Haynie
    1965 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
    1969 56th Tour de France: Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx wins general, points, mountains, team classification titles
    1970 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
    1973 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
    1975 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Sandra Palmer wins her second major title by 4 strokes from JoAnne Carner, Sandra Post and Nancy Lopez
    1975 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
    1976 Hank Aaron hits 755th and last home run off Angels Dick Drago
    1980 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Tom Watson wins his 3rd of 5 Open titles, by 4 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
    1980 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
    1984 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
    1991 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
    1994 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
    1997 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Justin Leonard recovers from 5 strokes back after 3 rounds; wins by 3 from Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik
    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 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: American Ben Curtis becomes first debut winner since Tom Watson in 1975; in his first major appearance at #396 in world rankings beats runners-up Thomas Bjørn and Vijay Singh by 1 stroke
    2008 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington successfully defends his Open title; shoots 4-under par over the final 9 to be 4 strokes clear of runner-up Ian Poulter
    2008 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win
    2014 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
    2015 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: American Zach Johnson wins in a 4-hole play-off with Australian Marc Leishman & Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa

    BIRTHDAYS
    1901 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
    1909 Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
    1920 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
    1921 Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
    1921 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Open 1942, Wimbledon 1949), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
    1929 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
    1930 Chuck Daley, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (2-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons), born in Kane, PA (d. 2009)
    1931 Tony Marsh, English racing driver
    1933 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
    1934 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
    1936 Butch Baird, American golfer (US Open 1976 4th), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1938 Roger Hunt, English footballer
    1943 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
    1944 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
    1945 Betty Burfeindt, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1976), born in NYC, NY
    1947 James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
    1951 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Miami, Florida
    1953 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
    1956 Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)
    1956 Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia
    1960 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
    1962 Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
    1963 Jenny Spangler, American marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Monroe, Wisconsin
    1963 Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile), born in Herăști, Romania
    1964 Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
    1966 Beth Coats, biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    1966 Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
    1966 Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
    1967 Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
    1967 Jon Normile, fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1968 Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
    1968 Jimmy Carson, American NHL center (6 NHL hat tricks before age 21), born in Southfield, Michigan
    1969 Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
    1970 Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
    1970 Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1971 Bernard Whittington, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
    1971 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
    1971 Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
    1971 Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
    1971 William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
    1972 Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
    1972 Jozef Stümpel, Slovak NHL forward (Boston Bruins, LA Kings), born Nitra, Czechoslovakia
    1973 Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
    1973 Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
    1974 "Big Money" Bengie Molina [Benjamin José Molina], Puerto Rican baseball player (Texas Rangers), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    1975 Ray Allen, American basketball guard (10-time NBA All Star), born in Merced, California
    1975 Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
    1975 Aimee Mullins, American Paralympic athlete/official (US Olympic Chef de Mission 2012), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
    1976 Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
    1976 Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
    1977 Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
    1977 Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
    1978 Jen Grubb, Elk Hart Indiana, soccer defender (Olympics 1996)
    1978 Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
    1978 Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
    1978 Will Solomon, American basketball player
    1979 Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
    1979 David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
    1981 Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
    1984 Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
    1984 Troy Smith, American football player
    1995 Shaquem Griffin, American one-handed NFL player (Sea Hawks), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
    1996 Ben Simmons, Australian basketball point guard (2016 NBA Draft: #1 pick Philadelphia 76ers), born in Melbourne, Victoria