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    1888 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod retains her title beating Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-3, 6-3
    1896 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Charlotte Cooper beats Alice Simpson Pickering 6-2, 6-3
    1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th and beat Cubs 17-4
    1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
    1956 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
    1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
    1957 PGA Championship, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format
    1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
    1963 PGA Championship, Dallas Athletic Club: Jack Nicklaus wins first of 5 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from fellow American Dave Ragan
    1964 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
    1968 PGA Championship, Pecan Valley GC: Julius Boros (48) becomes oldest winner of a major; wins by 1 from Bob Charles & Arnold Palmer
    1968 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
    1970 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
    1972 Los Angeles Dodgers release and end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
    1973 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR
    1974 US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Stone and Carol Mann
    1974 61st Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins 5th Tour that he enters; equals Jacques Anquetil record for Tour victories
    1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
    1975 NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
    1979 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins by 3 from Jack Nicklaus & Ben Crenshaw; Nicklaus runner-up for record 7th time
    1985 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Scotsman Sandy Lyle wins his only Open title by 1 stroke from runner-up Payne Stewart; last time event features double cut (after 36 and 54 holes), introduced in 1968
    1985 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
    1989 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
    1991 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian 1-2 with Ian Baker-Finch winning his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Mike Harwood
    1993 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
    1995 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
    1996 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: American Tom Lehman wins his only major championship by 2 strokes from Mark McCumber and Ernie Els; first American to win at Lytham since Bobby Jones 70 years earlier
    1996 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
    1996 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
    2002 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Ernie Els of South Africa wins first of 2 Open titles in a playoff from Australians Stuart Appleby & Steve Elkington, and Frenchman Thomas Levet
    2002 With a record 6 races remaining, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th F1 World Drivers Championship with victory in the French Grand Prix at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; 3rd straight title win
    2007 New Zealand beats Australia, 26-12 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 3rd consecutive Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter lands 7 penalties for the All Blacks
    2013 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Phil Mickelson wins his 5th major, by 3 strokes from Henrik Stenson of Sweden
    2013 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

    BIRTHDAYS
    1908 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), born in Monticello, Kansas (d. 1996)
    1928 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
    1929 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
    1930 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California (d.2019)
    1931 Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), born in West Jordan, Utah (d. 2015)
    1932 Ernie Warlick, American football player
    1934 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
    1935 Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
    1942 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
    1942 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
    1943 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in New Lexingon, Ohio
    1945 Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa)
    1945 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
    1945 John Lowe, English darts player
    1946 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Polish lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
    1947 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
    1948 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
    1948 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
    1949 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
    1949 Al Hrabosky, baseball player
    1950 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
    1951 Doug Collins, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
    1951 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
    1953 Brian Talbot, British footballer
    1959 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996)
    1960 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Mannheim, Germany
    1961 Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
    1961 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
    1963 Kevin Poole, English footballer
    1965 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
    1965 Gudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
    1965 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
    1966 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
    1967 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
    1967 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
    1968 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
    1968 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
    1968 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
    1970 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
    1970 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
    1972 Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
    1972 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1972 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
    1972 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
    1973 Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield England, Canada swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
    1974 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player
    1975 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1975 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
    1977 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
    1977 Paul Casey, English golfer (Ryder Cup wins 2004, 06, 18; 3 PGA Tour titles, 13 European Tour titles), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    1978 Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
    1978 Gary Teale, Scottish football player
    1978 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
    1979 David Carr, American football player
    1979 Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
    1980 CC Sabathia, American baseball player
    1981 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
    1981 Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer
    1981 Titus Bramble, English footballer
    1983 Kellen Winslow II, American football player
    1984 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
    1984 Paul Davis, American basketball player
    1985 Von Wafer, American basketball player
    1988 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer
    1989 Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
    1992 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater


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    1912 V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in Stockholm, Sweden
    1921 US Open Men's Golf, Columbia CC: Englishman Jim Barnes wins the 3rd of his 4 major titles by 9 strokes ahead of runners-up Walter Hagen and Fred McLeod
    1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
    1923 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France
    1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
    1926 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
    1936 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
    1962 PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 1 stroke from Bob Goalby
    1962 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
    1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
    1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
    1972 59th Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium takes 4th consecutive general classification title as well as points and combination events
    1973 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 5 from Gloria Ehret & Shelley Hamlin for her third national title
    1973 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
    1979 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
    1984 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd of 3 Open titles by 2 shots from Bernhard Langer & Tom Watson
    1984 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
    1984 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
    1990 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Englishman Nick Faldo wins the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships by 5 strokes from runners-up Mark McNulty & Payne Stewart
    1990 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson
    1990 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
    1993 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
    1994 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
    1997 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches
    2001 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: David Duval wins his only major title by 3 shots from Niclas Fasth of Sweden
    2007 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Irishman Pádraig Harrington beats Sergio García of Spain by 1 in a 4-hole aggregate playoff to claim his first major championship; first Irishman to win the Open in 60 years
    2012 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: South African Ernie Els wins his 2nd Claret Jug, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Adam Scott of Australia
    2012 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain
    2013 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)
    2017 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
    2018 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari holds off a pack of players including favourites Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose to win by 2; first Italian to win a major title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1893 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
    1905 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
    1909 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
    1909 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
    1916 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
    1916 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
    1922 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
    1927 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
    1929 John Barber, British racing driver
    1935 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
    1936 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
    1937 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
    1937 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
    1940 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
    1941 Susie Berning, American golfer (US Women's Open 1968, 72-73, Western Open 1965), born in Pasadena, California
    1941 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
    1944 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
    1944 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
    1949 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
    1952 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
    1956 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976)
    1957 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
    1960 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
    1961 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
    1962 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
    1963 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
    1963 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
    1964 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
    1965 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
    1965 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
    1966 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
    1966 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
    1967 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
    1968 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
    1970 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
    1970 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1970 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
    1970 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1970 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
    1971 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
    1971 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
    1972 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
    1973 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
    1977 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
    1978 Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
    1978 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, (d. 2012)
    1979 Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
    1979 Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player
    1980 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia
    1980 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
    1982 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
    1983 Steven Jackson, American football player
    1984 Stewart Downing, English footballer (Middlesborough), born in Middlesborough, England
    1985 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
    1995 Ezekiel Elliott, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Alton, Illinois

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    1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
    1902 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06)
    1907 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles
    1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
    1922 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
    1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
    1931 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics
    1933 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France
    1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
    1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1960 US Open Women's Golf, Worcester CC: Betsy Rawls wins her 4th Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske
    1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
    1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
    1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
    1969 40th MLB All Star Game, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C.: NL beats AL, 9-3; MVP: Willie McCovey, SF Giants, 1B
    1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
    1974 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
    1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
    1976 Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
    1978 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Indianapolis: Hollis Stacy successfully defends title by 1 stroke from Sally Little and JoAnne Carner
    1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
    1978 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game
    1978 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
    1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit
    1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
    1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
    1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
    1989 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady
    1989 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
    1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
    1993 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
    1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
    1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
    1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
    1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
    1995 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy
    1995 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner
    2000 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles
    2000 US Open Women's Golf, Merit Club: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon; third of Webb's 7 major titles
    2000 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
    2006 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd consecutive Open Championship title and 3rd overall; holds off fellow American Chris DiMarco by 2 strokes
    2006 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain
    2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0
    2017 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
    2017 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London
    2017 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

    BIRTHDAYS
    1898 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
    1917 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina (d. 1982)
    1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
    1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1997)
    1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
    1928 Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
    1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
    1934 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
    1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 1993)
    1937 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2006)
    1941 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)
    1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
    1957 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
    1958 Ken Green, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Danburry, Connecticut
    1961 Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1962 Terry-Jo Myers, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 1998 Ben Hogan Award), born in Ft Myers, Florida
    1963 Slobodan Živojinović, Serbian tennis player (US Open doubles 1986), born in Belgrade, Serbia
    1964 Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
    1965 Brett Faryniarz, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Carmichael, California
    1966 Micheal Williams, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Dallas, Texas
    1967 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
    1968 Amy Fruwirth, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1997 3rd), born in Cypress, California
    1968 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
    1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
    1968 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
    1968 Gary Payton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Oakland, California
    1968 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
    1969 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
    1969 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kiev, Ukraine
    1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
    1971 Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1927)
    1972 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
    1972 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
    1972 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1973 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
    1973 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1973 Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
    1974 Maurice Greene, American 100m runner, born in Kansas City, Kansas
    1974 Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
    1974 Terry Glenn, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2017)
    1974 Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
    1976 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
    1977 Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
    1977 Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
    1978 Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
    1979 Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
    1979 Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
    1981 Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
    1982 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
    1982 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
    1983 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
    1984 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
    1985 Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
    1986 Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
    1998 Deandre Ayton, Bahamian basketball center (2018 NBA Draft: #1 pick Phoenix Suns), born in Nassau, Bahamas


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    1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
    1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
    1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
    1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)
    1908 John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
    1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
    1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
    1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
    1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
    1949 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
    1949 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
    1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
    1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
    1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
    1960 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Jay Hebert wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Australian Jim Ferrier
    1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
    Baseball Player Roger Maris
    1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
    1966 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Al Geiberger wins his only major title by 4 shots from Dudley Wysong
    1967 PGA Championship, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
    1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
    1968 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
    1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
    1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
    1973 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
    1977 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Hollis Stacy wins wire-to-wire by 2 strokes from Nancy Lopez
    1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
    1977 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
    1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
    1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
    1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
    1983 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
    1983 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
    1988 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan
    1988 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
    1988 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
    1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
    1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
    1994 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Patty Sheehan wins her second title in 3 years, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tammie Green; 5th of her 6 major titles
    1994 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
    1994 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport
    2005 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping
    2005 British Open Senior Men's Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Seniors title in a playoff with Ireland's Des Smyth
    2011 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
    2011 Copa América Final, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires: Diego Forlán scores twice as Uruguay beats Paraguay, 3–0 to earn their 15th title
    2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

    BIRTHDAYS
    919 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
    1926 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 2018)
    1929 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
    1931 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
    1933 Doug Sanders, American golfer (20 PGA Tour titles), born in Cedartown, Georgia
    1934 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
    1935 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
    1938 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
    1939 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
    1939 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)
    1943 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
    1947 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
    1947 Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever), born in Sialkot, Punjab
    1953 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
    1954 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
    1955 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
    1959 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)
    1961 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
    1962 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
    1963 Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
    1963 Karl Malone, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Summeerfield, Louisiana
    1964 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California
    1964 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
    1964 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
    1965 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
    1965 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
    1965 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1966 Martin Keown, English footballer
    1968 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1969 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
    1969 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
    1969 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
    1970 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
    1970 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington
    1971 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
    1972 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
    1974 Steve Bornhoeft, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in LaGrange, Illinois
    1975 Gloria Pizzichini, Italian tennis star
    1975 Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
    1976 Anita Nall, American breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
    1976 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
    1976 Nate Bump, American baseball player
    1977 Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
    1977 Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
    1979 Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
    1979 Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
    1979 José Valverde, American baseball player
    1980 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
    1982 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
    1983 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
    1985 Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
    1986 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater


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    1902 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
    1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
    1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
    1937 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
    1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
    1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
    1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
    1948 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
    1949 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-11902 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing titleins in the Mississippi River
    1956 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
    1961 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
    1972 43rd MLB All Star Game, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA: NL beats AL, 4-3; MVP: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds, 2B
    1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
    1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
    1982 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie
    1982 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
    1983 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth
    1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
    1990 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game
    1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
    1992 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
    1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
    1993 US Open Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson
    1993 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
    1993 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis
    1997 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
    1999 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating
    2004 91st Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
    2004 Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional, Lima: Brazil beats Argentina, 4-2 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time
    2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg
    2010 British Open Senior Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin
    2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
    2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1914 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
    1925 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)
    1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, born in Lowell, North Carolina (d. 2009)
    1929 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)
    1930 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
    1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
    1936 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire
    1940 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1993)
    1941 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)
    1954 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears, 9-time Pro Bowl), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)
    1957 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
    1960 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
    1962 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
    1962 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
    1963 Julian Hodgson, English chess player, born in London
    1964 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1964 Tony Granato, American NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
    1965 Torey Lovullo, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
    1967 Dave Jareckie, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
    1967 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California
    1969 Andrea Wieland, American field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1969 Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
    1969 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
    1971 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
    1971 Tracy Murray, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards), born in Los Angeles, California
    1972 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1973 Kevin Phillips, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
    1974 Todd Fuller, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
    1975 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer, born in Sinnamary, French Guiana, France
    1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1977 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1978 Gerard Warren, American football player, born in Lake City, Florida
    1979 Ali Carter, English professional snooker player, born in Colchester, Essex
    1980 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver, born in Kankaanpää, Finland
    1980 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1981 Conor Casey, American soccer player (Colorado Rapids), born in Dover, New Hampshire
    1981 Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Helsinki, Finland
    1982 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer, born in King William's Town, Cape Province
    1984 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player, born in Jeseník, Czechoslovakia
    1985 Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian auto racer (Formula E champion 2014-15), born in Heidelberg, West Germany
    1988 Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer, born in Dublin

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    1914 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
    1928 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1931 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Midlothian CC: June Beebe beats Mrs. Melvin Jones, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
    1931 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
    1931 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
    1933 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
    1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1947 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
    1947 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
    1948 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
    1948 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
    1950 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game
    1952 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
    1953 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins first of 3 consecutive Tour general classification events
    1955 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
    1957 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200
    1962 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
    1970 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton
    1978 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
    1981 US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Pat Bradley shoots final round 66 (−6) to finish 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Beth Daniel; second of Bradley's 6 major titles
    1984 Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
    1987 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
    1987 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
    1988 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
    1990 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
    1991 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
    1991 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
    1992 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Patty Sheehan wins an 18-hole Monday playoff over runner-up Juli Inkster, 72 to 74
    1992 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons
    1992 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
    1998 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hale Irwin wins by 1 stroke ahead of Vicente Fernández of Argentina
    2009 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
    2015 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain
    2015 British Open Senior Men's Golf, Sunningdale: American Marco Dawson wins by 1 shot from Bernhard Langer of Germany

    BIRTHDAYS
    1892 Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)
    1896 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), born in Nottingham (d. 1933)
    1907 István Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1932), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
    1913 Louis Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
    1914 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, born in Atkins, Arkansas (d. 1968)
    1917 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1998)
    1917 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Henley-on-Thames, England (d. 1995)
    1920 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)
    1922 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
    1927 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), born in Karachi, Sind, British India (d. 2003)
    1928 Don Beauman, British Formula One racing driver, born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England (d. 1955)
    1931 Takashi Ono, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, Japan
    1940 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
    1942 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
    1944 Micki J King, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972), born in Pontiac, Michigan
    1948 Allen Doyle, American golfer (4 PGA Seniors major titles; US Senior Open 2005-06), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
    1948 Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
    1950 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1950 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
    1951 Bobby Wadkins, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2006), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1952 Lyudmila Maslakova, Soviet relay runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Astrakhan
    1954 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
    1956 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1957 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)
    1957 Wayne Grady, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1990), born in Brisbane, Queensland
    1958 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
    1960 LaTaunya Pollard, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
    1960 Mitch Kahn, American kayak athlete (alt-Olympics 1996), born in San Clemente, California
    1961 Yolanda Chen, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
    1961 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos F.C), born in Athens, Greece
    1962 Jody Reed, American infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
    1963 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in Skellefteå, Sweden
    1968 Mike Mohler, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1969 Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
    1969 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    1969 Marc Boutte, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
    1970 Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1970 Phil Alley, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler), born in Orange, New South Wales
    1971 Neus Ávila, Spanish tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995), born in Spain
    1971 Reggie Carthon, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Dallas, Texas
    1971 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    1972 Ryan Christopherson, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    1972 Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Richmond, British Columbia
    1972 Tydus Winans, American NFL and CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders), born in Los Angeles, California
    1973 Jean-François Bergeron, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
    1973 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
    1974 Bubba Wells, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Russellville, Kentucky
    1974 Dean Sturridge, English football striker, born in Birmingham, England
    1975 Joe Smith, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Norfolk, Virginia
    1977 Martin Laursen, Danish footballer (A.C. Milan), born in Fårvang, Denmark
    1979 Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    1979 Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1983 Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington D.C.


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    1913 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
    1914 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
    1919 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
    1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
    1920 14th Tour de France: Belgian rider Philippe Thys becomes first to win the race 3 times
    1924 VIII Summer Olympic Games close in Paris, France
    1930 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
    1930 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
    1937 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
    1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
    1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
    1946 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
    1946 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)
    1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
    1952 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948
    1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul, Minnesota
    1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
    1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
    1969 LPGA Championship, Concord GC: Betsy Rawls wins her second LPGA C'ship, 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Carol Mann and Susie Maxwell Berning
    1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
    1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
    1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
    1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
    1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
    1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
    1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
    1986 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan
    1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
    1986 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
    1988 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
    1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
    1992 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
    1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
    1993 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
    1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
    1996 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
    1996 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
    1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
    1997 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany
    1999 Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"
    2003 90th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
    2003 British Open Senior Men's Golf, Turnberry: American Tom Watson wins in a playoff with Carl Mason of England
    2008 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain
    2012 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)
    2014 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy
    2014 British Open Senior Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Seniors title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

    BIRTHDAYS
    1880 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
    1880 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
    1899 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's), born in Obi Obi, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
    1906 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
    1907 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), born in London (d. 1994)
    1909 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
    1915 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's), born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1973)
    1928 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Zapotlán de Juárez, Hidalgo, Mexico (d. 2007)
    1933 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
    1935 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer, born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
    1939 Irv Cross, American NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV), born in Hammond, Indiana
    1942 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
    1944 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist, born in Nueil-les-Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, France
    1948 Peggy Fleming, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1968, 3-time world champion), born in San Jose, California
    1949 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
    1952 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator, born in Helsinki, Finland
    1955 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
    1958 Christopher Dean, English Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
    1959 David East, English cricketer, born in London
    1960 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
    1963 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
    1965 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer, born in Luque, Paraguay
    1966 Al Charron, Canadian rugby union forward, born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1967 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    1967 Emiel van Eijkeren, Dutch soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1967 Jeff Novak, American NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
    1967 Neil Smith, English cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
    1968 Christina Singer, German tennis star (1991 Futures GBR), born in Goppingen, Germany
    1968 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
    1968 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1969 Jason Woolley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1969 Linda Burgess, American basketball forward (LA Sparks), born in Madison, Alabama
    1970 Tom Europe, Canadian football defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1971 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
    1972 Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Hyattsville, Maryland
    1972 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
    1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
    1973 Niki Jenkins, Canadian 72 kg judoka (Olympic gold 1996), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
    1973 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    1975 Alex Rodriguez, American MLB shortstop (14-time All Star), born in NYC, New York
    1975 Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
    1975 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player, born in Mesa, Arizona
    1976 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
    1976 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2005)
    1979 Jorge Arce, Mexican professional boxer, born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
    1979 Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler, born in Cameron, North Carolina
    1980 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
    1981 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player, born in Richfield, Minnesota
    1981 Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
    1983 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer (captain of the Macedonian national team), born in Strumica, Yugoslavia
    1986 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas
    1988 Adam Biddle, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia
    1993 Jordan Spieth, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 2015; British Open 2017), born in Dallas, Texas


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    1912 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
    1913 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
    1928 IX Summer Olympic Games open in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
    1929 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
    1929 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
    1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
    1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
    1935 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
    1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
    1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
    1956 43rd Tour de France won by Roger Walkowiak of France
    1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
    1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
    1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
    1984 23rd modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles
    1985 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from Jane Geddes
    1985 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1987 US Open Women's Golf, Plainfield CC: England's Laura Davies won the first of her 4 major titles in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff over runners-up Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Carner
    1987 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
    1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
    1991 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff
    1991 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
    1991 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
    1991 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history
    1991 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
    1991 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Nottingham, England: Spain wins first title with 2-1 victory over US; Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinch final 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 against Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson
    1992 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
    1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
    1994 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
    1996 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
    1996 Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
    1997 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
    2002 89th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
    1903 Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), born in Beverley, England (d. 1959)
    1911 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
    1924 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
    1931 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
    1933 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
    1936 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
    1936 Sir Garfield (Gary) Sobers, West Indian cricket all-rounder, captain (93 Tests, 57.78 batting average), born in Bridgetown, Barbados
    1938 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager, born in Hortaleza, Madrid (d. 2014)
    1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
    1943 Bill Bradley, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (2-time NBA champion NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri
    1943 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
    1944 Daniel Morelon, French 1K speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
    1947 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
    1947 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic gold 1968)
    1947 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
    1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
    1954 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
    1958 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
    1961 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
    1964 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1964 Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
    1967 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1969 Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
    1969 Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics 1994, Flyers)
    1969 Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Geneva, Switzerland
    1969 Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
    1969 Wendi Simmons, American heptathlete, born in Santa Rosa, California
    1970 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
    1972 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
    1973 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
    1977 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland
    1977 Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
    1979 Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
    1981 Michael Carrick, English footballer, born in Wallsend, England
    1984 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
    1984 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1984 John David Washington, American football player and actor (BlacKkKlansman)
    1988 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer
    1989 Amy Yang, South Korean golfer (US Open 2012, 15 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea


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    1751 1st international world title prize fight: Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M. Petit of France in 29 mins in England
    1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
    1899 Southern California Golf Association forms
    1906 4th Tour de France won by René Pottier of France
    1911 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
    1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR
    1921 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
    1924 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
    1928 Cleveland Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
    1928 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
    1934 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville, NY
    1934 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
    1938 Olympic National Park forms
    1940 SV. Urk Dutch soccer team forms
    1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic Games in London
    1948 XIV Summer Olympic Games open at Wembley Stadium in London
    1951 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland
    1956 US Open Women's Golf, Northland CC: Kathy Cornelius wins her only major title in an 18-hole playoff by 7 strokes over amateur Barbara McIntire
    1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
    1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
    1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
    1978 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become GM
    1979 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: Amy Alcott wins by 3 from Nancy Lopez for her first major title
    1981 Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul in New Zealand
    1984 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. George's CC: Juli Inkster wins by 1 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
    1984 American cyclists Alexi Grewal and Connie Carpenter take out the road race double around the streets of Mission Viejo at the LA Olympics
    1986 NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
    1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
    1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
    1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
    1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
    1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
    1990 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
    1990 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
    1990 LPGA Championship, Bethesda CC: Beth Daniel wins her only major title by 1 stroke from fellow American Rosie Jones
    1990 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
    1990 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Norcross, Georgia: US retains title with 2-1 victory over Soviet Union; Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson clinch final with 6-4, 6-3 win against Larisa Neiland & Natasha Zvereva
    1991 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
    1992 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
    1992 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
    1993 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
    1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in her return to tennis
    1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
    2001 88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
    2001 Copa América Final, Estadio El Campín, Bogotá: Defender Iván Córdoba scores winner as home team Columbia edge Mexico, 1-0
    2007 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
    2007 British Open Senior Men's Golf, Muirfield: Tom Watson wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 1 shot from Mark O'Meara and Stewart Ginn
    Golfer Tom Watson
    2012 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Fred Couples wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Gary Hallberg
    2013 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany
    2014 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history
    2018 Tour de France: Geraint Thomas becomes the first Welshman and only 3rd Briton to win the Tour; beats Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 1' 51"; Peter Sagan wins green points jersey
    2018 British Senior Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 1 shot from defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany
    2018 Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), born in New York (d. 1959)
    1899 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
    1925 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 2019)
    1933 Cammie Smith, West Indian cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
    1934 Alfred Scott, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
    1943 Ingrid Krämer, German diver (Olympic gold medalist), born in Dresden Germany
    1943 David Taylor, English snooker player
    1944 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
    1947 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
    1948 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
    1950 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
    1950 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
    1951 Dan Driessen, American baseball player
    1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1954 Flo Hyman, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California
    1956 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
    1957 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
    1962 Corinne Dibnah, Australian golfer (British Open 1988; LET Order of Merit 1991), born in Brisbane, Queensland
    1962 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
    1963 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
    1963 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
    1963 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
    1963 Patty Dodd, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988), born in Bogotá, Colombia
    1963 Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1965 Doug Burden, rower (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Rutland, Vermont
    1965 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    1965 Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996)
    1965 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
    1966 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
    1966 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992)
    1968 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
    1968 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1969 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
    1970 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
    1970 Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
    1971 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
    1971 Johnny Ruffin, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Butler, Alabama
    1974 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    1975 Seth Greisinger, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Kansas City, Kansas
    1975 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
    1977 Greg Burgess, American 200m individual medley (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
    1979 Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
    1979 Ronald Murray, American basketball player
    1980 Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario
    1980 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
    1981 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
    1981 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver (World Championship 2005, 2006), born in Oviedo
    1981 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
    1981 Troy Perkins, American soccer player
    1982 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
    1982 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
    1983 Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
    1984 Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
    1993 Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Sulphur, Louisiana


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    1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
    1884 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves
    1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
    1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
    1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
    1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
    1930 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event
    1932 X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, USA
    1933 28th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France
    1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base and registers no put outs
    1939 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his 3rd title from Frenchman René Vietto
    1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
    1948 Czech distance running legend Emil Zátopek wins the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 29:59.6, an Olympic record
    1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
    1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
    1955 42nd Tour de France: French cyclist Louison Bobet claims last of his 3 straight general classification victories
    1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
    1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
    1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
    1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
    1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time
    1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
    1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
    1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
    1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
    1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
    1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
    1980 American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California
    1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
    1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
    1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
    1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees
    1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
    1992 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
    1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
    1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
    1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame
    1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
    2017 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin
    Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer

    BIRTHDAYS
    1890 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)
    1892 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
    1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
    1914 Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)
    1928 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), born Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
    1928 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2007)
    1934 Bud Selig, American baseball team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1938 Vayachselav Ivanenko, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
    1938 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Soviet rower (3 Olympic gold single sculls 1956, 60, 64), born Moscow, Russia
    1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, born in Hueytown, Alabama (d. 1994)
    1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
    1957 Bill Cartwright, American basketball center, coach (3-time NBA champion, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
    1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
    1958 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
    1959 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany
    1961 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
    1962 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1963 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
    1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager, born in Göppingen, West Germany
    1965 Tim Munton, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
    1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
    1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
    1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
    1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
    1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
    1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
    1970 Ed Hawthorne, American NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1970 Joe Montford, American CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Beaufort, North Carolina
    1970 Tom McManus, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
    1971 Ron Blazier, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
    1972 Clif Groce, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in College Station, Texas
    1972 Jim McIlvaine, American NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics), born in Racine, Wisconsin
    1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
    1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Italian tennis player (1990 French Open junior), born in Faenza, Italy
    1973 Markus Naslund, Swedish NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
    1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria
    1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
    1976 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
    1977 Jayme Dickman, American 3x20 rifle shooter (Olympics 1996), born in South Bend, Indiana
    1979 Graeme McDowell, Irish golfer (US Open 2010), born in Portrush, Northern Ireland
    1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
    1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player, born in San Donà di Piave, Italy
    1980 James Anderson, English cricketer, born in Burnley, United Kingdom
    1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (US Open 2013), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1981 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
    1981 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington
    1983 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
    1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia


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    1910 8th Tour de France: Octave Lapize of France wins by just 4 points from Team Alcyon team mate François Faber of Luxembourg
    1928 Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m to win first gold medal in women's Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals
    1930 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox
    1932 27th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American Wilmer Allison 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 to give France unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2
    1932 26th Tour de France: French cyclist André Leducq wins after tallying 6 stage victories; his second Tour triumph (1930)
    1934 29th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Fred Perry beats American Frank Shields 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 15-13 to give Great Britain unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1
    1936 IOC awards Tokyo, Japan 1940 Summer Olympic Games (later cancelled, Second Sino-Japanese War)
    1938 32nd Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications
    1948 American swimmer Wally Ris wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal at the London Olympics beating team mate Alan Ford by 0.4 seconds
    1948 American sprinter Harrison Dillard runs an Olympic record 10.3s to beat countryman Barney Ewell for the 100m gold medal at the London Olympics
    1954 Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges); 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases
    1961 PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: Jerry Barber wins his only major title in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Don January (67-68)
    1961 31st MLB All Star Game (2nd), Fenway Park, Boston: First tie in history; called due to rain after 9 innings with the score, 1–1
    1962 England fast bowler Brian Statham becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with world-record tally of 237 as Australian wicketkeeper Barry Shepherd is caught by Fred Truman for 10 in drawn 4th Test in Adelaide
    1963 Cleveland Indians hit 4 consecutive home runs to beat Angels, 9-5; Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown all go deep off Paul Foytack in 6th inning
    1970 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
    1971 4-time Eredivisie soccer champions Go Ahead from Dutch city of Deventer add 'Eagles' to famous name
    1973 England cricket batsman Frank Hayes scores unbeaten 106 in Test debut in 1st Test v West Indies at The Oval, London; tourists win by 158 runs
    1976 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal
    1978 Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2; ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old NL record
    1981 Mid-season strike by MLB players ends after 42 days causing cancellation of 713 games; players and owners come to an agreement on free agent compensation
    1983 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke
    1984 US men's gymnastics team score emotional upset win over world champion Chinese team in the combined event to take the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
    1987 Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers
    1988 Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium
    1988 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1990 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone
    1992 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)
    1992 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
    1993 Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrera
    1994 28th Curtis Cup Women's Golf, The Honors Course: US and GB & Ireland draw, 9-9
    1997 A's first baseman Mark McGwire becomes MLB's top home run hitter to be traded in the middle of a season when he moves from Oakland to St. Louis Cardinals (34 home runs and 81 RBI)
    2005 US Senior Open Men's Golf, NCR CC: Allen Doyle wins by 1 stroke ahead of Loren Roberts and D. A. Weibring for his 3rd Champions Tour major title
    2011 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Olin Browne wins by 3 strokes ahead of Mark O'Meara; 5th player in history to win on Nationwide Tour, PGA Tour and Champions Tour
    2012 Germany wins London Olympic equestrian eventing final; daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Phillips part of GB silver medal winning team
    2016 PGA Championship, Baltusrol GC: American Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot from defending champion Jason Day of Australia
    2016 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand wins by 3 from Mo Martin & Mirim Lee

    BIRTHDAYS
    1904 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
    1912 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
    1913 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1984)
    1916 Verdun Scott, New Zealand cricket batsman, rugby league utility back (10 Tests; 1 cap), born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
    1919 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
    1919 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
    1923 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach (father of Chris Evert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
    1929 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
    1931 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles), born in Pelham, New York
    1937 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 56)
    1939 Roger Prideaux, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69), born in Chelsea, London
    1939 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1965; Gold Glove 1964), born in Cabimas, Venezuela
    1951 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Barellan, NSW
    1952 Alan Autry, American NFLer (Green Bay Packers), actor (In the Heat of the Night) and politician (23rd Mayor of Fresno), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
    1953 Jimmy Cook, South African cricket opening batsman (3 Tests), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal
    1954 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)
    1954 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
    1956 Bill Callahan, American football coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1957 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
    1957 Leon Durham, American baseball 1st baseman, outfielder (Chicago Cubs; MLB All Star 1982-83, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1958 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1959 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1959 Peter Senior, Australian golfer, (British Open 1993 4th, Presidents Cup 1994, 96), born in Singapore, Malaysia
    1960 Dale Hunter, Canadian NHL center, coach, owner (Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, London Knights [OHL]) born in Petrolia, Ontario
    1960 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
    1961 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
    1962 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
    1962 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
    1962 Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1963 Brian Skrudland, Canadian NHL center (fastest goal in playoff OT-0:09 seconds Game 2 1986), born in Peace River, Alberta
    1965 Scott Brooks, American NBA guard, coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2010 OKC Thunder), born in French Camp, California
    1967 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
    1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
    1968 Andre Ware, American College Football Hall of Fame, NFL, CFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1989, Houston), born in Galveston, Texas
    1969 Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1970 David Sacco, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Malden, Massachusetts
    1970 Knut Holmann, Norwegian rower (Olympic gold 1996)
    1971 Gus Frerotte, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1996, Washington Redskins), born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania
    1972 Jason Gildon, American NFL linebacker (3-time Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Altus, Oklahoma
    1974 Jonathan Ogden, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle (11-time Pro Bowl; Baltimore Ravens), born in Washington, D.C.
    1975 Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Russia, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
    1975 Randy Flores, American baseball player
    1975 Mike Lincoln, American baseball player
    1976 Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
    1977 Tim Couch, American NFL quarterback (#1 overall draft pick 1999, Cleveland Browns), born in Hyden, Kentucky
    1978 Justin Wilson, English auto racer (International Formula 3000 C'ship; Champ Car Series 4 wins), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (d. 2015)
    1979 Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
    1979 Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer and coach, born in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Spain
    1979 J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
    1980 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
    1982 Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
    1984 Glenn Holt, American football player
    1986 Evgeni Malkin, Russian NHL center (World C'ship gold 2012, 14; Pittsburg Penguins), born in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast
    1987 Michael Bradley, American soccer defender (USA 150 caps; Borussia Mönchengladbach), born in Princeton, New Jersey
    1989 Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player (Australian Open 2012-13), born in Minsk, Belarus

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    1906 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run
    1909 Tour de France: François Faber of Luxembourg becomes the first foreigner to win the cycling classic
    1918 Pittsburgh and Boston Braves play a MLB record 20 scoreless innings before Pirates win, 2-0 in 21
    1924 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
    1928 Babe Ruth hits home run #42 in the Yankees 12-1 win v St. Louis Browns, takes him 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
    1928 Americans sweep medals at a rainy Olympic pole vault final in Amsterdam with Sabin Carr gold, from William Droegemuller and Charles McGinnis
    1933 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
    1934 US Amateur Golf Championship format is changed to a 6-day event with no 36-hole stroke-play qualifying, and 36-hole matches for semi-finals and final
    1936 XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin
    1941 NY Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez sets MLB record for most walks in a shutout, issuing 11 in 9-0 win v St. Louis Browns
    1945 NY Giants outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone
    1953 Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief
    1954 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins by 15' 49" from Ferdinand Kübler, for the second of his 3 consecutive wins
    1957 Gil Hodges hits his 13th MLB career grand slam, a NL record and the last ever by a Brooklyn Dodgers player
    1957 Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445' 10") in a game promotion
    1962 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
    1963 Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American tennis player to be named in the US Davis Cup team
    1964 Dan 'Big Daddy' Garlits becomes first drag racer to run the 1/4 mile at over 200mph (201.34mph at Island Dragway, New Jersey)
    1965 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship
    1969 36th Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
    1970 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell smacks 3 doubles and 2 homers in a 20-10 Pirates win v Braves
    1971 Richard Petty wins the Dixie 500 in Atlanta, Georgia to become the first NASCAR driver to win $1m in career earnings
    1972 Nate Colbert hits MLB record tying 5 HRs and record 13 RBI as Padres beat Atlanta 9-0, 11-7 in a doubleheader
    1973 Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash
    1976 XXI Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close
    1976 Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle
    1976 Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
    1977 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam
    1978 Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose's NL record hitting streak at 44 games
    1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany becomes the first male to set a high jump world record at the Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow)
    1980 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second consecutive Olympic Games marathon in 12:11:03 in Moscow
    1982 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
    1982 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
    1982 After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice
    1983 Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England
    1985 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
    1986 Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes 10th to reach 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone, 2-hits A's, 10-1
    1987 Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time
    1989 Australia beats England by 9 wickets in the 4th cricket Test at Old Trafford, taking an unassailable 3-0 series lead to regain the Ashes
    1992 British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
    1992 American sprinter Gail Devers wins an incredibly close blanket finish in the women's 100m at the Barcelona Olympics, with 5 athletes within 0.06 seconds of Devers (10.82)
    1993 14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
    1994 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins
    1996 French sprinter Marie-José Pérec wins the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)
    1996 American athlete Michael Johnson wins 200m at the Atlanta Olympics in a world record 19.32 seconds to become the first man to complete the 200m-400m double
    1996 Tiffeny Milbrett scores the winner as the US beats China 2-1 at the Atlanta Olympics for the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's soccer
    1996 Dan O'Brien wins the decathlon gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics to become the first American since Bruce Jenner in 1976 to win the gruelling event
    1997 6th Athletics World Championships open at Athens, Greece
    1999 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Priddis Greens GC: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 2 from Laura Davies of England
    2002 In signing star linebacker Ray Lewis to a 5-year contract extension the Baltimore Ravens give him a $19m signing bonus, then the largest in NFL history
    2004 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Bellerive GC: Peter Jacobson wins by 1 shot from 2-time champion Hale Irwin
    2010 Australian Stuart Appleby finishes with an 11-under-59 to win the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, to become only the 5th player and first non-American to break 60 on the PGA Tour
    2010 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Sahalee CC: Berhard Langer of Germany wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Couples
    2012 8 female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches
    2012 American Nathan Adrian clocks 47.52 in winning the 100m freestyle gold at the London Olympics, his first swim under 48 seconds
    2012 Great Britain collects its first ever gold medal in women's rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs at the London Olympics
    2012 Bradley Wiggins' win in the London Olympics cycling time trial gives him the most aggregate medals (7) of any British Olympian (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
    2014 Indiana Pacers NBA super-star Paul George suffers a gruesome compound fracture of his lower right leg in a Team USA scrimmage
    2018 Australian Rugby League's 'Immortals' tally moves to 13 as pre-War stars Dally Messenger, Frank Burge & Dave Brown along with latter day giants Norm Provan & Mal Meninga are added

    BIRTHDAYS
    1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), born in San Martino di Colle Umberto, Italy (d. 1927)
    1900 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26), born in Witta, Queensland, Australia (d. 1965)
    1901 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
    1910 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
    1920 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
    1921 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
    1924 Frank Worrell, West Indian cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
    1931 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
    1933 Masaichi Kaneda, Korean-Japanese baseball player, born in Heiwa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
    1934 John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2000)
    1935 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
    1940 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
    1947 Chris Barnard, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales
    1952 C. L. Whittington, American football defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Beaumont, Texas
    1952 Yajurvindra Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's), born in Rajkot, Gujarat
    1955 Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
    1955 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, born in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2006)
    1957 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
    1958 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier, born in Drammen, Norway
    1961 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
    1961 Brad Faxon Jr, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
    1961 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
    1961 Mike Watkinson, English cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire
    1962 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
    1962 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
    1964 Traci Phillips, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1964 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1966 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Oscoda, Michigan
    1966 Horacio de la Peña, Argentinian tennis star and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1966 Pat Carter, American NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Sarasota, Florida
    1967 Gregg Jefferies, American infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies), born in Burlingame, California
    1967 Lori Endicott, American volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1968 Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
    1968 Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
    1969 Graham Thorpe, English cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993), born in Farnham, Surrey, England
    1969 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
    1970 Quentin Coryatt, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
    1970 David James, English footballer, born in Welwyn Garden City, England
    1971 Fred Lester, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Miami, Florida
    1971 Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
    1971 Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
    1971 Shae Sloan, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Huntsville, Texas
    1972 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
    1972 Martin Damm, Czech tennis star, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
    1972 Matt Dyson, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in La Plata, Maryland
    1973 Ben Johnson, Australian cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman), born in Naracoorte, South Australia
    1973 Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1973 Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
    1973 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium
    1974 Kerwin Waldroup, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Country Club Hills, Illinois
    1974 Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete, born in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
    1976 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1976 Eryn Bulmer, Canadian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1976 Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian soccer player (Ajax), born in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
    1976 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager (Galatasaray), born in Karataş, Turkey
    1976 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer, born in Horsens, Denmark
    1976 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player, born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
    1977 Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec
    1978 Edgerrin James, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Immokalee, Florida
    1978 Andy Blignaut, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
    1979 Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
    1980 Mancini [Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino], Brazilian footballer, born in Itapinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    1981 Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer, born in Port Laoise, Ireland
    1984 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
    1986 Andrew Taylor, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Hartlepool, England
    1986 Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Tibro, Sweden
    1986 Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player, born in Lviv, Ukraine
    1987 Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian f
    ootballer, born in Seraing, Belgium

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    1864 Saratoga Racecourse, America's oldest Thoroughbred racetrack, opens its inaugural meet with four days of racing
    1906 Chicago White Sox beat Boston Americans, 3-0 to start AL record 19 game MLB win streak
    1907 Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson at 19 begins his 21 year Baseball Hall of Fame playing career with Washington with 3-2 loss v Detroit
    1912 US Open Men's Golf, CC of Buffalo: John McDermott successfully defends title by 2 strokes from Tom McNamara
    1921 After 3 hours deliberation a Chicago jury acquits 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal, next day banned from organised baseball for life
    1924 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game from 3 HRs and a double
    1929 Phillies 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in a 2-0 win v Pirates
    1932 Charlie Grimm replaces future Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
    1936 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his second title from Frenchman Antone Magne
    1936 A Finnish trifecta in the 10,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Ilmari Salminen beats team mates Arvo Askola and Volmari Iso-Hollo
    1936 Americans Cornelius Johnson, Dave Albritton and Delos Thurber sweep the high jump medals at the Berlin Olympics
    1938 MLB conducts the first test of bright yellow baseballs during Dodgers vs Cardinals doubleheader
    1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins the 100m in 11.9 at the London Olympics; 1st of unprecedented 3 individual track & field gold medals
    1948 Danish swimmer Greta Anderson (1:06.3) touches out American Ann Curtis by 0.2 in the women's 100m freestyle at the London Olympics
    1948 Italians Adolfo Consolini and Giuseppe Tosi go 1-2 in the men's discus final at the London Olympics
    1952 17 year-old future world champion Floyd Patterson wins the gold medal in the middleweight division at the Helsinki Olympic Games with a 1st round KO of Romanian Vasile Tita
    1959 PGA Championship, Minneapolis GC: Bob Rosburg wins by 1 stroke from Jerry Barber and Doug Sanders
    1959 Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v Cardinals, 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Centiury
    1959 Future Hall of Fame 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 MLB home runs in Giants 5-3 win v Pirates
    1961 St Louis Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in an exhibition game in Toronto, Canada
    1967 New Orleans Saints play 1st ever pre-season game, lose to LA Rams 16-7 at Anaheim Stadium
    1968 Ron Hansen (Washington) & Tim Cullen (Chicago WS) become the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season, they had been traded in February in opposite directions
    1973 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win v Chicago WS
    1979 Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB's Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million
    1980 Cuban super-heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the 1st fighter to win 3 Olympic gold medals in the same division, scores 4-1 points decision over Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) in Moscow
    1982 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era
    1984 Jeff Blatnick becomes first American to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Los Angeles Olympics, Blatnick was in remission for Hodgkin’s disease
    1985 England captain David Gower scores his 5,000th run in Test cricket during the drawn 4th Test v Australia at Old Trafford
    1986 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee beats her own world heptathlon record by 13 points (7,161) in Houston
    1986 Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Great Britain & Ireland beats the US 13-5, the visitors first win on American soil
    1986 Lee Elder fires a record 11-under par 61 on his way to winning the Senior PGA Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative at Sleepy Hollow CC; mark stands for 11 years
    1987 Federation Cup Tennis Final: Steffi Graf & Claudia Kohde-Kilsch beat Chris Evert & Pam Shriver in the doubles as Germany beats US 2-1 in Vancouver, Canada
    1987 Cincinnati outfielder Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season as he homers in Reds 5-4 win v Giants
    1987 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49mph) in winning the Marlboro 500 at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
    1990 Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas hits his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 at bats
    1992 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1992 American Jacki Joyner-Kersee becomes first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the gruelling heptathlon with a 199 point win over Irina Belova (Soviet Union) at the Barcelona Olympics
    1992 Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus becomes the first gymnast to win 6 gold medals at one Olympics in Barcelona, also first to win 4 gold in one day's competition (pommel, vault, rings & parallel bars)
    1993 Maryland investors led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos buy the Baltimore Orioles at auction in New York for $173m, nearly $50m more than ever paid for a baseball team
    1996 The star-studded United States men's basketball team beats Yugoslavia 95-69 to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
    1998 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Essex GC: Brandie Burton wins by 1 shot from Annika Sörenstam
    1998 Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Minikahda GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland 10-8
    1998 Tour de France: Marco Pantani of Italy makes it a Tour & Giro d'Italia double, German Erik Zabel is points winner
    2003 South African cricket batsman Graeme Smith blazes 259, fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has 5 wickets in each England innings as Proteas win 2nd Test by an innings and 92 at Lord's
    2009 Michael Phelps ends the World Swimming Championships in Rome with his 5th gold medal as part of the US 4x100m medley relay team that recorded the 43rd world record of the controversial meet
    2012 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics
    2012 American swimmer Rebecca Soni becomes first woman to win the 200m breaststroke twice with a world record 2:19.59 at the London Olympics
    2014 Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1936)
    1882 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1962)
    1887 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1936)
    1895 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
    1925 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
    1928 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 1990)
    1931 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
    1931 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
    1932 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)
    1934 Albert Hall, American hammer throw athlete, born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 2008)
    1934 Carl Cecil Cain, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956), born in Freeport, Illinois
    1937 Billy Cannon, American football player (Heisman-1959), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi (d. 2018)
    1938 Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1995)
    1942 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    1943 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1952 Angel Herrera, Cuban FW/LW boxer (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Guantánamo, Cuba
    1954 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
    1957 Stephen Kelly Petterson, New Zealand mallbore rifle shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1958 Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India
    1960 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Northridge, Los Angeles
    1961 Ed West, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons), born in Colbert County, Alabama
    1964 John Cullen, Canadian NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Puslinch, Canada
    1966 Joseph Wanag, American judoka (Olympic-92), born in Wilton, Connecticut
    1966 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
    1967 Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    1967 Martin Laamers, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Arnhem, Netherlands
    1968 Sean Groom, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
    1968 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer, born in Niendorf, Hamburg
    1969 Cedric Ceballos, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Maui, Hawaii,
    1969 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen), born in Curaçao
    1969 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer, born in Espinho, Portugal
    1970 Chainey Umphrey, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    1970 Elijah Alexander, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
    1970 Philo Wallace, Barbadian cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92), born in Haynesville, Barbados
    1970 Tony Amonte, American NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Hingham, Massachusetts
    1970 Wesley "wes" Bender, American WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints), born in Van Nuys, California
    1971 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
    1971 Fernando Smith, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Flint, Michigan
    1971 Michael Hughes, Irish footballer, born in Larne, Northern Ireland
    1972 Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer, born in Hail, Saudi Arabia
    1973 George Zidek, Czech NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Zlin, Czechia
    1973 Karina Habsudova, Slovak tennis player (1995 Futures Czech), born in Bojnice, Slovakia
    1973 Nancy Drolet, Canadian ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Drummondville, Canada
    1973 Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1992; 200m freestyle 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
    1973 Danie Keulder, Namibian cricketer, born in Keetmanshoop, Namibia
    1973 Brendan Dolan, Irish darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Enniskillen, United Kingdom
    1974 Nabil Bouchlal, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
    1974 Paul Grasmanis, American defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    1975 Mineiro [Carlos Luciano da Silva], Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
    1976 Michael Weiss, American figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th), born in Washington, D.C.
    1976 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete, born in Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
    1978 Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
    1978 Matt Guerrier, American baseball player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
    1979 Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete, born in Kapsabet, Kenya
    1980 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
    1982 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila do Conde, Portugal
    1982 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
    1984 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer, born in Pescia, Italy


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    1852 America's first intercollegiate sporting event takes place as the Harvard heavyweight rowing crew beats Yale by 2 lengths over 2 miles on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
    1881 US National Lawn Tennis Association removes "National" from its name
    1906 Washington Nationals' Tom Hughes becomes first MLB pitcher to win a 1-0 extra innings game off his own home run in 10th v St. Louis Browns
    1914 NY Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker throws out 3 Tigers' runners to 2nd base during the 1st innings, only time in 20th Century
    1921 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis hands out life bans to 8 Chicago White Sox players accused in Black Sox scandal despite their acquittal by a Chicago jury
    1923 Baseball games cancelled following the death of US President Warren G. Harding
    1924 Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris
    1928 Ray Barbuti wins 400m in 47.8 at the Amsterdam Olympics, the only individual track event won by an American at the Games
    1930 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves
    1932 Official automatic timing & photo-finish camera for track events is used for the 1st time at Los Angeles Olympics, instrumental in changing 110m hurdles final, review gives Donald Finley bronze ahead of American Jack Keller
    1933 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out
    1936 American sprinter Jesse Owens wins the 100m (10.3 seconds) in front of Adolf Hitler in a famous race at the Berlin Olympics, first of 4 gold medals at the Games
    1936 Karl Hein (56.49 Olympic record) and Erwin Blask make it a German 1-2 in the hammer throw at the Berlin Olympics
    1941 Joe DiMaggio goes 0-4 in Yankees 6-2 loss v St. Louis Browns, ending his on-base streak of 74 games, 2nd in MLB history
    1948 Negro League veteran pitcher Satchel Paige debuts for Cleveland after controversial signing, goes 7 innings in 5-3 win v Washington
    1948 An American clean sweep of the medals in the men's 3m springboard diving at the London Olympics with Bruce Harlan winning gold, Miller Anderson silver and Sammy Lee bronze
    1948 American divers Vicki Draves, Zoe Ann Olsen and Patsy Elsener go 1-2-3 in a US clean sweep of the medals in the women's 3m springboard at the London Olympics
    1948 The US 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of Wally Ris, Jimmy McLane, Wally Wolf and Bill Smith swim a world record 8:46.0 to win gold at the London Olympics
    1948 An American 1-2 in the men's 200m at the London Olympics with Mel Patton (21.1) beating team mate Barney Ewell
    1948 An American sweep of the medals in the men's shot put at the London Olympics with Wilbur Thompson taking gold ahead of team mates Jim Delaney & Jim Fuchs
    1949 Basketball Association of America (BAA) & National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form National Basketball Association (NBA), Maurice Podoloff elected head of new league
    1952 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari clinches Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
    1955 Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing, Le Mans disaster & Bill Vukovich death at Indianapolis contributing factors
    1955 Belgian middle distance runner Roger Moens breaks Rudolph Harbig's long standing 800m world record (1:45.7) in Oslo, Norway
    1956 American sprinter Willie Williams sets 100m world record at 10.1 in Berlin, Germany
    1959 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
    1959 AL beats NL 5-3 in Game 2 of All Star Baseball doubleheader (to boost player pension fund) at LA Memorial Coliseum
    1960 For the only time in MLB history teams exchange managers as Detroit trades Jimmy Dykes (44-52) for Cleveland's Joe Gordon (49-46)
    1960 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in exhibition game at CNE Stadium in Toronto
    1961 Pittsburgh Pirates rout the St. Louis Cardinals, 19-0, the largest lopsided shutout in NL history
    1962 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
    1969 Cincinnati Reds with 25 hits & 10 runs in 5th edge Philadelphia Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium
    1970 The second ever NFL work stoppage ends with NFL and Players' Association agreeing to a 4-year, $19.1 million deal
    1979 Sam Snead, at 67 years, 2 months and 7 days sets the record for the oldest player to make the cut in a major - PGA Championship at Oakland Hills CC
    1980 Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Chuck Klein and Tom Yawkey are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1982 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
    1984 Mary Lou Retton scores 10 for final vault to win the individual all-round competition in Los Angeles and become first American woman to win an Olympic gymnastics medal
    1984 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
    1984 Mexicans Ernesto Canto and Raúl González take the gold and silver medals in the 20k walk at the Los Angeles Olympics
    1986 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr and Ernie Lombardi are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
    1986 First NFL 'American Bowl' exhibition game at London's Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6
    1987 Detroit Tigers ace Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2, 10 innings loss v Kansas City Royals
    1987 Twins pitcher Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound in 11-3 win v Angels, ejected and suspended for 10 games
    1989 Jorge Velásquez wins aboard Maddie Bumpo in the 3rd at Arlington International Racecourse to become only the 5th jockey in the world to ride 6,000 career winners
    1989 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 stolen bases in 9 of his first 11 seasons in MLB
    1989 Cincinnati Reds set MLB record for most hits in 1st inning of a game with 16 for 14 runs in an 18-1 rout of Houston Astros
    1990 NY Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas sets a MLB record for hitting 10 home runs in the fewest at bats (72)
    1996 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics
    1996 American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
    1997 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Glen Abbey GC: Colleen Walker wins by 2 shots from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
    1997 Manchester United beats Chelsea 4-2 on penalties to win the Charity Shield, after a bad-tempered 1-all draw at Wembley
    1998 The Oval stages first competitive cricket match played under floodlights in London when home team Surrey loses to Sussex by 8 wickets in the day/night 40-over fixture
    1999 Arsenal FC completes a huge signing coup snapping up ace French striker Thierry Henry for a bargain £10 million from Italian club Juventus.
    2000 England cricket wicket-keeper Alec Stewart becomes only the 4th batsman to score a century (105) in his 100th Test, during the 3rd Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford
    2001 8th Athletics World Championships open at Edmonton, Canada
    2001 Olympic champion Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia becomes first athlete to achieve Olympics-World Championships marathon double; runs 2:12:42 to beat Kenya's Simon Biwott by just 0.1s in Edmonton World Championships
    2004 St. Louis 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes first player in MLB history to hit at least 30 HRs in each of his first 4 seasons as Cardinals beat Montreal, 10-6
    2006 Barry Bonds' 715th MLB home run ball (moved him past Babe Ruth for 2nd all-time) fetches $220,100 at auction
    2006 Brazilian Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta crashes into a deer during testing at Road America, Wisconsin; seriously injured but returns to racing in 2008
    2008 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins by 4 strokes ahead of Fred Funk for his second Champions Tour major title
    2012 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17
    2012 American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics

    BIRTHDAYS
    1894 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
    1899 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing drive, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
    1901 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
    1916 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
    1933 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
    1937 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
    1940 Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
    1945 Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
    1949 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold),born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
    1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
    1951 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec
    1952 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player, born in Córdoba, Argentina
    1954 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
    1956 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
    1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
    1960 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
    1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
    1962 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star, born in Palma, Spain
    1962 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland
    1963 Libor Pimek, tennis star, born in Most, Czechoslovakia
    1964 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas
    1964 Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
    1964 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and forward (Seattle Supersonics), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
    1966 Eric Esch, American boxer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1968 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
    1969 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1970 Darren Mickell, American NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Miami, Florida
    1971 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (Falkirk), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2007)
    1972 Alain Bolduc, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1972 Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1972 John Lilley, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
    1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
    1972 Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
    1973 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
    1973 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer, born in Amyntaio, Greece
    1974 Blaine Wilson, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1975 N. D. Kalu, American defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1975 Trevor Pryce, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1975 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete, born in Heraklion, Greece
    1975 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Dunedin, New Zealand
    1976 Troy Glaus, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Tarzana, Los Angeles
    1977 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California
    1977 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 2006 winner), born in Mos, Galicia, Spain
    1978 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer, born in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
    1979 Kris Jenkins, American football player, born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
    1980 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
    1984 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer, born in Tire, Turkey
    1984 Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India
    1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York
    1985 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1989 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)

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    1909 MLB umpire Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting in the face of A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins who had questioned a call; 2 weeks later Hurst banned for life
    1910 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
    1922 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
    1929 Cleveland Indians, trailing 6-5 in 9th with 2 outs score AL record tying 9 runs, beat NY Yankees 14-6
    1934 Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
    1936 American athlete Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Berlin Olympics; beats German Luz Long in the long jump final with an Olympic record
    1936 American Helen Stephens runs 11.5 to win the 100m at the Berlin Olympics, beating controversial intersex athlete Stanisława Walasiewicz of Poland
    1941 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens becomes 1st MLB player to take 3 foul pop-ups in one inning (3rd) in 11-6 win v NY Giants
    1945 American golfer Byron Nelson wins Canadian Open at Uplands & Thornhill CC for a record 11th consecutive PGA victory, on way to record season tally of 18
    1945 Red Sox outfielder Tom McBride drives in MLB record tying 6 runs in an inning (4th) during 15-4 win v Washington
    1947 American boxer Ike Williams knocks out Bob Montgomery in 6 rounds in Philadelphia to unify the world lightweight title
    1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins the 80m hurdles in Olympic record 11.2 at the London Olympics; 2nd of unprecedented 3 individual track & field gold medals
    1948 Hungary's Olga Gyarmati wins the first ever Olympic women's long jump competition at the London Games
    1948 The women's shot put introduced to track & field program at the London Olympics; inaugural gold medallist Micheline Ostermeyer of France who also won the women's discus gold
    1948 An American sweep of the medals in the 110m hurdles at the London Olympics with William Porter taking gold, ahead of Clyde Scott and Craig Dixon
    1953 New York Yankees Vic Raschi sets MLB record for a pitcher by driving in 7 runs in a 15-0 win v Detroit
    1956 Lee Petty dismounts car on lap 32, waves red flag to field because of dusty conditions at NASCAR Grand National at Tulsa, Oklahoma; race halted and never completed
    1957 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th F1 World Drivers Championship (4th consecutive) in winning the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
    1961 28th NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14, 66,000 at Soldier Field
    1967 34th NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 ; 70,934 at Soldier Field
    1973 NY Yankees pitcher Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers
    1976 England beats Australia by 8 wickets in the limited overs cricket international at Lord's; first time women are permitted to play on the main square at 'the home of cricket'
    1980 Maury Wills becomes only the 3rd black manager in MLB history when Darrell Johnson is fired by Seattle Mariners after a 9 game losing streak
    1982 Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
    1984 American athlete Carl Lewis wins the 100m in 9.9 seconds in Los Angeles, first of 9 Olympic gold medals over 3 Games
    1984 Americans Al Joyner and Mike Conley take the gold and silver medals in the men's triple jump at the Los Angeles Olympics
    1985 Scott Verplank beats Jim Thorpe in Western Open playoff, first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Gene Littler 1954
    1985 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10
    1985 Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5
    1985 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
    1986 After winning only token damages in antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, USFL owners vote to suspend operations for 1986 season; folded before 4th season
    1992 The diving competition at the Barcelona Olympics concludes with Chinese athletes dominant, winning 3 of 4 gold medals contested - American Mark Lenzi wins 3m springbaord
    1992 In its debut at the Barcelona Olympics the badminton singles gold medals are both won by Indonesian athletes, whilst both men's & women's doubles go to South Korea
    1992 Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini wraps up gold medals in both women's foil events at the Barcelona Olympics as part of the winning team
    1993 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits in 11-10 win v Giants, 4th time this season the Padre has 5 or more hits; ties MLB record
    1995 Following a suspension from the league for substance abuse former Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry joins NY Yankees and eventually helps the Bronx Bombers to win the 1996 World Series
    1996 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Edmonton CC: Laura Davies wins by 2 from Karrie Webb and Nancy Lopez
    1996 Jim Bunning, Earl Weaver, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    2001 Australian cricket spinner Shane Warne skittles England (162) with 6/33 to guide tourists to a 7 wicket 3rd Test victory at Trent Bridge; Aussies regain Ashes with record 7th straight Test win v England
    2005 American Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day (52) announces his retirement from the saddle; $298m in career purses
    2007 San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds homers off Clay Hensley in 2nd inning of 3-2 loss to San Diego to tie Hank Aaron’s 33 year-old MLB career home run record of 755
    2007 32-year-old Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs, connecting on the 1st pitch he sees as NY Yankees beat Kansas City, 16-8
    2010 On 3rd anniversary of his 500th MLB career home run, Alex Rodriguez reaches the 600 HR mark in the NY Yankees 5-1 win v Toronto; 7th and youngest to reach milestone
    2012 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics; 400m London; out in semi's
    2012 Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6
    2012 US takes the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05

    BIRTHDAYS
    1867 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1918)
    1884 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
    1890 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
    1901 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
    1902 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
    1904 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
    1909 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), born in Atlanta, Kansas (d. 1988)
    1921 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
    1928 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
    1928 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
    1931 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
    1933 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1934 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
    1941 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
    1942 Cleon Jones, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama
    1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
    1943 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway
    1949 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
    1952 Daniel Bautista, Mexican 20k walker (Olympic gold 1976)
    1957 John Wark, Scottish footballer
    1958 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
    1958 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
    1962 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1964 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
    1964 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1965 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
    1967 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
    1967 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
    1967 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
    1968 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
    1968 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
    1969 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
    1969 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
    1970 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
    1970 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
    1971 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
    1971 Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
    1973 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
    1973 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
    1973 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
    1973 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
    1974 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
    1974 Kily González, Argentine footballer
    1974 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
    1975 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
    1975 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1976 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
    1977 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
    1978 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
    1979 Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Miami, Florida
    1979 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
    1980 Richard Dawson, British cricketer, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire
    1981 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
    1981 Ben Scott, English cricketer
    1985 Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
    1985 Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
    1985 Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player

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    1901 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets the first officially recognised world long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" in Dublin, Ireland
    1921 KDKA Pittsburgh presents first radio broadcast of MLB; Pirates beat Phillies, 8-0; Harold Arlin first play-by-play broadcaster
    1927 Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates
    1936 American athlete Jesse Owens wins 200m in world record time (20.7), his 3rd gold medal of the Berlin Olympics
    1936 Italian athlete Ondina Valla runs a world record 11.6 in the semi finals of the 80m hurdles at the Berlin Olympics; wins final the next day but can't match the time
    1936 Ken Carpenter (50.48 Olympic record) and Gordon Dunn make it an American 1-2 in the men’s discus throw at the Berlin Olympics
    1940 St Louis Brown's pitcher John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings (rain shortened)
    1948 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6) in a 3-0 win v Washington
    1948 Americans Sammy Lee and Bruce Harlan go 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the London Olympics
    1948 A Jamaican 1-2 in the men's 400m at the London Olympics with Arthur Wint (46.2) beating team mate Herb McKenley for the gold medal
    1948 A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of team mates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
    1959 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL), 55-26 in a pre-season exhibition at CNE Stadium in Toronto
    1961 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Montreal Alouettes (CFL), 34-16 in a pre-season exhibition at Molson Stadium in Montreal
    1965 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
    1966 33rd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0; 72,000 at Soldier Field
    1967 First exhibition after AFL/NFL merger, Denver Broncos (AFL) surprise Detroit Lions (NFL), 13-7 at University of Denver
    1969 Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet
    1972 Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay
    1973 Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits the San Diego Padres, 9-0, the first for the franchise in Atlanta
    1973 15 year old Australian swimmer Stephen Holland smashes Mike Burton's 1,500m world record by a massive 14.78 seconds (15:37.8) in Brisbane
    1975 Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, beat Cubs 13-5
    1978 New Orleans Saints beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in an NFL exhibition at Mexico City's Olympic Stadium
    1979 Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single in a 5-2 home loss vs Pirates
    1979 Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1979 PGA Championship, Oakland Hills CC: Australian David Graham wins on the 3rd playoff hole against Ben Crenshaw
    1980 Montreal Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager in 11-5 win v Mets, for whom Doug Flynn hits MLB record tying 3 triples
    1982 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record
    1984 American Joan Benoit wins first Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52) ahead of Grete Waitz of Norway at the Los Angeles Games
    1984 Toronto designated hitter Cliff Johnson hits MLB record 19th career pinch-hit HR in Blue Jays 4-3 win v Baltimore
    1984 American super-hurdler Edwin Moses wins the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, his 105th consecutive race victory
    1984 Evelyn Ashford runs an Olympic 100m record time of 10.97 to beat American team mate Alice Brown in the LA Games final
    1984 The rowing competition at the LA Olympics concludes with Romania dominant in the women's section winning 5 of 6 gold medals; US wins the eights from Romania
    1986 Giants left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton becomes 2nd to reach 4,000 strikeout milestone when he gets center-fielder Eric Davis in 11-5 loss v Reds
    1988 Thoroughbred trainer Dale Baird wins his 5,000th career race with Stuffed Johnnie at Mountaineer Park; second to reach milestone behind Jack Van Berg
    1989 First ever dead heat in harness racing's Hambletonian; Park Avenue Joe and Probe tie the 3rd and final heat; Park Avenue Joe wins series on count back
    1991 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
    1992 Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1
    1995 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
    1996 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico
    1999 St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire becomes only the 16th MLB player to reach the 500 home run milestone as the Cardinals lose 10-2 v San Diego at Busch Stadium
    2000 Moni Maker wins the $500,00 Nat Ray at the Meadowlands in world record 1:52.1 to become harness racing's first $5m stakes earner
    2001 Cleveland Indians tie a MLB record in erasing a 12 run Seattle lead to win 15-14, also preventing the Mariners from reaching a record 117 season wins
    2005 St. Louis Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first 5 MLB seasons
    2005 NBA announces Las Vegas will host the 2007 All Star game; first time event will be held in a city without an NBA team
    2006 Warren Moon becomes the first black quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio; joined by Troy Aikman, John Madden, Rayfield Wright, Harry Carson and Reggie White
    2007 Atlanta left-hander Tom Glavine becomes only the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to reach the 300 win milestone as the Braves beat Cubs, 8-3
    2010 Group led by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan & Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg is confirmed as winning bidder in court ordered auction of Texas Rangers MLB franchise (value $593m)
    2013 MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal
    2013 Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests
    2016 XXXI Summer Olympic Games officially open in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    2017 Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions, 25-17 for their 8th SR title
    2018 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Lyham & St. Annes: England's Georgia Hall wins her first major title by 2 shots from Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand
    2018 English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland

    BIRTHDAYS
    1874 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight (d. 1935)
    1910 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
    1921 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
    1935 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1937 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
    1938 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1964)
    1947 Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
    1948 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
    1948 Ray Clemence, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire
    1950 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic gold 1976)
    1961 Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
    1962 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)
    1962 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1962 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
    1967 Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
    1968 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
    1968 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
    1968 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2007)
    1969 Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1969 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1969 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
    1969 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
    1969 Kenny Irwin Jr., American auto racer (USAC National Midget Champion 1996; NASCAR 87 starts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
    1970 Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
    1970 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
    1970 Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
    1971 Valeri Karpov, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
    1972 Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
    1972 Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1972 Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
    1972 John Wasdin, American pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Ft Belvoir, Virginia
    1973 Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
    1974 Frankie Hejduk, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in La Mesa, California
    1974 Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
    1976 Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
    1976 Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
    1977 Eric Hinske, American baseball player
    1977 Michael Walsh, English footballer
    1977 Mark Mulder, American baseball player
    1978 Kristin Link, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfax, Virginia
    1978 Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
    1978 Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
    1979 David Healy, Northern Irish footballer and manager (Linfield), born in Killyleagh, County Down
    1980 Wayne Bridge, English footballer
    1980 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
    1980 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
    1981 Carl Crawford, American baseball player
    1981 Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer
    1982 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
    1982 Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
    1985 Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
    1985 Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
    1986 Paula Creamer, American golfer (US Open 2010), born in Mountain View, California
    1988 Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
    1989 Shanshan Feng, Chinese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2012), born in Guangzhou, China
    1990 Patrick Reed, American golfer (2018 Masters), born San Antonio, Texas

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    1890 Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts
    1908 St Louis Cardinals Johnny Lush pitches 2nd career no-hitter vs Brooklyn Superbas; wins, 2-0 (1st no-hitter 1906)
    1936 Jack Lovelock of New Zealand runs a world record (3:47.8) to win the gold medal in the 1,500m at the Berlin Olympics
    1936 Japanese athletes quinella the triple jump at the Berlin Olympics; Naoto Tajima wins gold and Masao Harada silver
    1936 American athlete Forrest Towns runs world record 14.1 in 110m hurdles semi finals at the Berlin Olympics; later can't match the time but wins the gold medal in the final
    1937 MLB overturns NY Yankees 7-6 win over Cleveland Indians because of umpire error
    1941 Detroit Tigers pitcher Al Benton collects 2 sacrifices in an inning, a MLB record; wins 11-2 vs Cleveland Indians
    1945 Australian Test cricket all-rounder Keith Miller scores 110 not out for Australian Services on Day 1 of drawn 4th Victory Test against England at Lord's
    1948 17 year old American Bob Mathias scores 7,139 points to edge out Ignace Heinrich of France by just 165 in the decathlon at the London Olympics
    1948 Dutch super athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen wins London Olympics 200m in 24.4 to become 1st women to claim 3 individual track & field gold at a Games, having already won 100m & 80m hurdles
    1948 Vicki Draves wins her second diving gold medal at the London Olympics beating American team mate Patsy Elsener in the 10m platform
    1948 A Swedish 1-2 in the men's 1,500m at the London Olympics with Henry Eriksson (3:49.8) beating team mate Lennart Strand by 0.6 seconds
    1949 Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling appears in a MLB record 2,154th (en route to 2,218) game at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox
    1952 St. Louis Browns veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, 46, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout, 1-0 v Detroit Tigers in 12 innings
    1953 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from military service in Korea; ends abbreviated season with .407 batting average
    1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American national broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena
    1958 American athlete Glenn Davis breaks his own world record by 0.3 (49.2) in 400m hurdles in Budapest, Hungary
    1961 British racing driver Sterling Moss scores his 15th and final Formula 1 victory in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
    1963 Philadelphia NBA franchise changes name from 'Nationals' to the '76ers', based on US Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776
    1965 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
    1966 Muhammad Ali knocks out English boxer Brian London in round 3 at Earl's Court in London to retain his undisputed world heavyweight title
    1967 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dean Chance throws a perfect no-hitter vs Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings before game is called because of weather
    1967 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play
    1972 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth's MLB record of homers for one team
    1972 PGA Championship, Oakland Hills CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 shots from Americans Tommy Aaron & Jim Jamieson
    1973 Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monty Irvin, Mickey Welch and High Pockets Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1978 PGA Championship, Oakmont CC: John Mahaffey recovers from 7 down with 14 to play to force playoff; beats Tom Watson & Jerry Pate on 2nd hole
    1982 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
    1983 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium
    1984 American athlete Carl Lewis wins long jump (8.54m), his second of 4 gold medals at Los Angeles Olympics
    1984 After Americans Roger Kingdom & Greg Foster both equal the Olympic record in 110m hurdles semi's in Los Angeles, Kingdom beats Foster in the final in a new Games record 13.20 seconds
    1985 MLB Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
    1986 Baltimore's Jim Dwyer & Larry Sheets, and Rangers Toby Harrah hit MLB record 3 grand slams in Texas' 13-11 win
    1988 Rich Gossage becomes the second player in MLB history to record 300 career saves as Cubs beat Phillies, 7-4
    1988 Oakland A's outfielder Jose Canseco becomes 11th MLB player to record 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
    1989 Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski's #8
    1990 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1991 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0
    1992 The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell silver and Joe Greene bronze
    1992 Wrestler Bruce Baumgartner becomes the first American to win in three straight Olympics, capturing the gold in the 286-pound freestyle division in Barcelona
    1995 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play in Cleveland for 1st time ever; both lose - White Sox 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
    1997 Sri Lanka slams world record 952 for 6 in the 1st cricket Test against India in Colombo; Sanath Jayasuriya 340, Roshan Mahanama 225 - record partnership 576
    1997 Newly established NHL franchise Nashville Predators name Barry Trotz as inaugural coach; lasts 15 seasons and 1,196 regular season games
    1999 Tony Gwynn goes 4 for 5 and collects his 3,000th MLB hit as San Diego beats Expos, 12-10 at Montreal Olympic Stadium
    2001 Two-time champion Marion Jones is disqualified and has her string of 42 consecutive 100m final victories snapped by Zhanna Pintusevich-Block of Ukraine at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada
    2002 32-year old reliever Robb Nen becomes 16th and youngest closer to record 300 career saves as he protects Giants 11-10 lead v Cubs
    2005 10th Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland
    2006 Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory over Jim Furyk in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan
    2006 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: American Sherri Steinhauer wins second of 2 majors (du Maurier Classic 1992) by 3 from Cristie Kerr & Sophie Gustafson
    2006 For a MLB record 11th time in his career, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman records 30 or more saves in a season; beats mark set by Lee Smith, baseball's all-time saves leader
    2016 Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium Wellington: Wellington Hurricanes win their first SR title with a 20-3 win over the Lions from Johannesburg
    2016 Hoàng Xuân Vinh of Vietnam records 202.5 points to win the gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Vietnam's first ever gold medal in any Olympic event
    2016 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú sets world record 4:26.36 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Australian women's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell & Cate Campbell sets a new world record 3:30.65 to win gold ahead of US and Canada at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2017 British Open Women's Golf, Kingbarns GC: South Korean In-Kyung Kim wins by 2 strokes from Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
    1904 Henry Payne Iba, American basketball coach (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Easton, Missouri
    1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
    1908 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 1997)
    1911 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
    1914 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
    1916 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
    1919 Pauline Betz Addie, American tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)
    1922 Doug Ford, American golfer (PGA Championship 1955, US Masters 1957), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)
    1926 Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
    1928 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics 1948-68)
    1928 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
    1929 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
    1933 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
    1934 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
    1941 Ray Culp, American baseball player
    1945 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
    1946 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
    1947 Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
    1952 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
    1953 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
    1954 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
    1957 Bob Horner, American baseball player
    1960 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
    1961 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1961 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
    1962 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1963 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
    1963 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
    1964 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
    1964 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1965 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
    1965 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida
    1965 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
    1966 Billy Mayfair, American golfer (Tour Championship 1995), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1967 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, New Orleans Saints)
    1967 Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
    1968 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
    1968 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
    1968 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
    1969 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
    1969 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
    1970 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
    1971 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
    1971 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
    1971 Scott Minto, English footballer
    1972 Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
    1973 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
    1973 Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
    1973 Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
    1974 Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
    1974 Alvin Williams, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
    1974 Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
    1974 Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996)
    1975 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
    1975 Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
    1977 Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
    1977 Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
    1977 Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer
    1980 Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
    1982 Justin Germano, American baseball player
    1982 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
    1983 Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer

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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1903 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals
    1907 Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland
    1915 Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the first Champ Car race ever to average over 100mph at a 100-mile race in Chicago; average speed 101.8mph
    1921 Dutch cyclist Piet Moeskops wins the 1st of 4 straight, and 5 total world sprint championships when he beats defending champion Bob Spears of Australia in Copenhagen
    1929 NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's
    1936 A Finnish quinella in the 5,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Gunnar Höckert runs an Olympic record to beat team mate Lauri Lehtinen
    1936 Twenty-two nations line-up as the first basketball competition in the Olympics Games starts in Berlin; Estonia beats France 34-29 in the first game
    1936 Argentina wins the polo gold medal beating Great Britain 11-0 in the final at the Berlin Olympics; final time the sport is contested at the Olympics
    1938 2,000th Brooklyn Dodgers home run: legendary shortstop Leo Durocher homers off Reds hurler Peaches Davis in 8th inning of a 6-3 win
    1948 Delfo Cabrera of Argentina wins dramatic marathon in 2:34:51.6 at the London Olympics
    1948 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson wins the gold medal in the 10k event by 30.6 seconds from team mate Ingemar Johansson at the London Olympics
    1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins her 4th track & field gold medal of the London Olympics as part of the Dutch 4 x 100m relay team in 47.5
    1948 American swimmer Jimmy McLane wins the 1,500m for his 2nd gold medal at the London Olympics (4 x 200m freestyle relay); marks a US clean sweep of every men's swimming gold medal at the Games
    1948 American Alice Coachman becomes the first black woman from any country to win an Olympic gold medal when she takes out the high jump at the London Games
    1950 Tour de France: Ferdi Kübler becomes first Swiss rider to win Tour; Louison Bobet of France wins mountain classification
    1956 Boston Red Sox fine slugger Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at heckling Boston fans, third incident in 3 weeks
    1956 51-year-old Satchel Paige (Miami Marlins) wins a game before the largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000 at Miami’s Orange Bowl; International League: Marlins 6-2 v Columbus Jets
    1960 Arnold Palmer's 20th PGA Tour win; rallies from a 5-stroke deficit to enter a playoff, then beats Jack Fleck and Bill Collins to win the Insurance City Open
    1964 31st NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 - 65,000 at Soldier Field
    1970 First all-computer chess championship is conducted in New York and won by CHESS 3.0 (CDC 6400), a program written by Slate, Atkin & Gorlen at Northwestern University
    1972 Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez, Early Wynn, Josh Gibson, Will Harridge, Buck Leonard & Ross Youngs are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1983 PGA Championship, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
    1983 Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland
    1983 1st Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland
    1984 Japan beats US, 6-3 in the final of the Los Angeles Olympic baseball demonstration event
    1984 The US collects its first Olympic gold medal in women's basketball history with a 85-55 win over South Korea in the final at the LA Games
    1986 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
    1988 Future Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye wins his 4,000th career race aboard 2-year-old filly Fawn and Hahn in the 4th race at Del Mar
    1991 American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Zürich, Switzerland
    1992 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors
    1992 The Orlando Magic signs NBA No. 1 draft pick Shaquille O'Neal
    1992 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics
    1999 Tampa Bay 3rd baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first MLB player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit in Devil Rays' 15-10 loss v Cleveland
    2000 Los Angeles Lakers announce retirement of former star player and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jerry West; name Mitch Kupchak to succeed him
    2004 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park
    2005 American sprinter Justin Gatlin blitzes field to win 100m in 9.88 at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland
    2005 In one of cricket history's closest Tests, and despite a brave unbeaten 43 from Australian tail-ender Brett Lee, England sneaks a 2-run win in series turning 2nd Test at Edgbaston
    2007 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's long-standing MLB record
    2010 Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little & Dick LeBeau are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    2016 Miami Marlins veteran Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club in a 10 - 7 win v Rockies
    2016 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 58 in final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut, becoming 1st player to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event and 1st PGA Tour pro to card 2 sub-60 rounds
    2016 British swimmer Adam Peaty records a world record 57.13 to win the gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 United States men's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team wins the final in 3:09.92 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Michael Phelps' record 19th Olympic gold medal
    2016 American swimmer Katie Ledecky sets a new world record with a time of 3:56.46 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Sarah Sjöström of Sweden breaks world record in 55.48 to win the gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics


    BIRTHDAYS

    1872 William Auchterlonie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1893), born in St. Andrews, Scotland (d. 1963)
    1877 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
    1879 Johannes Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07), born in Berg River, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
    1895 Edward Gill, baseball player
    1927 Art Houtteman, American baseball player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2003)
    1929 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana
    1932 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian Olympic marathon champion (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64) and Africa's first world record breaking athlete in any sport, who won the 1960 Olympics marathon barefoot, born in Jato, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1973)
    1937 Don Wilson, English cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71), born in Settle, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
    1938 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, Welsh rugby union player, born in Wales, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
    1942 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer, born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
    1943 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), born in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (d. 2013)
    1945 Alan Page, American jurist and NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Canton, Ohio
    1947 Kerry Melville Reid, Australian tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Mosman, New South Wales
    1948 Greg Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, administrator (87 Tests; 7,110 @ 53.86), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1950 David James Wottle, American 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
    1951 Gary Hall, American swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1957 Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia
    1958 Alberto Salazar, American track coach and long distance runner (NYC Marathon Winner), born in Havana, Cuba
    1958 Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
    1958 Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10-time US champion, 12,844 wins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1959 Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
    1961 Walter Swinburn, English jockey (The Derby winner, 1981), born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
    1961 Yelena Davydova, Russian Canadian gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Voronezh, Soviet Union
    1965 Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988), born in Quinte West, Canada
    1966 Tony Stargell, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears), born in LaGrange, Georgia
    1967 Jason Grimsley, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Cleveland, Texas
    1968 Tomas Carbonell, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
    1969 Keith Cash, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in San Antonio, Texas
    1970 Eric Namesnik, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
    1970 Joe Cocozzo, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Mechanicville, New York
    1971 Chris T. Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1971 Dominic Cork, British cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995), born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
    1972 Tony Bouie, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1973 Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in New South Wales, Australia
    1973 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Crawley, United Kingdom
    1973 Kimmo Rinatnen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Rauma, Finland
    1973 Danny Graves, American baseball player, born in South Vietnam
    1974 Jeff Buckey, American NFL offensive lineman (Miami Dolphins), born in Bakersfield, California
    1974 Philippe De Rouville, Canadian NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
    1975 Alshermond Singleton, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1975 Edgar Renteria, Colombian baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
    1975 Jimmy van Fessem, Dutch football goalkeeper (Willem II), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
    1976 Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
    1976 Shane Lechler, American football player, born in East Bernard, Texas
    1982 Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer, born in Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
    1982 Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player, born in Larissa, Greece
    1987 Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player, born in Nova Scotia, Canada


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