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    1870 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
    1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles
    1902 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles
    1903 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-1 lead over US (ends 4-1)
    1922 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
    1931 Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
    1936 A Finnish quinella in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Berlin Olympics; Volmari Iso-Hollo beats team mate Kaarlo Tuominen in world record time (9:03.8)
    1936 American Glenn Morris' decathlon total of 7,254 points is a world record; team mates Bob Clark & Jack Parker complete US sweep in the gruelling event at the Berlin Olympics
    1946 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
    1961 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
    1963 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1970 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37
    1976 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
    1977 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
    1982 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins his second PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins
    1983 1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
    1984 Carl Lewis wins 3rd gold medal of the Los Angeles Olympics joining Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson in an American sweep of the 200m
    1984 Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of a Muslim nation, and the first of her country in the 400m hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympics
    1984 Future 5-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts of New Zealand wins the Finn Class sailing gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
    1985 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
    1987 Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
    1988 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 strokes over New Zealander Bob Charles in an 18-hole playoff; his second straight US Senior title
    1988 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
    1988 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
    1990 Baltimore Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
    1990 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher
    1990 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
    1991 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
    1992 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing
    1992 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
    1992 Germany goes through the hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
    1992 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona
    1992 Fermín Cacho wins Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
    1997 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
    2004 John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    2006 Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle law suit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies
    2008 IXXX Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing, China
    2015 Argentine winger Juan Imhoff scores 3 tries as Pumas beat South Africa, 37-25 in Rugby Championship match at Durban; Argentina's first ever win against Springboks
    2015 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O'Driscoll's record for most capped international player (141)
    2016 Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women's sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins the women's 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
    2018 EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper

    BIRTHDAYS
    1921 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
    1927 Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
    1930 Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
    1936 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
    1939 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1968), born in Storozhynets, Romania
    1947 Ken Dryden, Canadian politician and hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario
    1947 Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)
    1949 Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
    1951 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
    1952 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
    1953 "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
    1954 Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England
    1955 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
    1961 Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
    1962 Charmaine Crooks, Canadian 800m runner (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Mandeville, Jamaica
    1962 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1963 Carol Lewis, American high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984), born in Willingboro, New Jersey
    1963 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1963 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
    1964 Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, American 400m runner (world record)
    1964 Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)
    1965 Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
    1966 Chris Eubank, English boxer
    1966 John Hudek, American baseball player
    1967 Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
    1967 Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
    1968 Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
    1968 Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
    1969 Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
    1970 Catriona Fallon, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
    1970 Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
    1971 John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
    1971 Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
    1971 Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)
    1974 Andrei Mezin, NHL goaltender (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1974 Andy Priaulx, British race car driver
    1976 Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
    1976 Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
    1977 Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
    1977 Szilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer
    1977 Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player
    1977 Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
    1978 Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
    1978 Louis Saha, French footballer
    1979 Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
    1980 Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
    1981 Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player (20 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Bottmingen, Switzerland
    1981 Candie Kung, American golfer (US Open 2009 runner-up), born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1984 Martrez Milner, American football player
    1985 Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player
    1988 Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
    1989 Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player

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    1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles
    1905 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him MLB Legend
    1908 Tour de France: French road cyclist Lucien Petit-Breton successfully defends his title beating François Faber of Luxembourg
    1923 NY State Golf Association formed
    1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
    1936 Jesse Owens is part of the American 4 x 100m relay team that wins gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his 4th gold medal of the Games
    1936 Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze
    1936 Helen Stephens claims the women's sprint double at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as part of the victorious American 4 x 100m relay team
    1936 Hungarian swimmer Ferenc Csik wins 100m freestyle gold medal in 57.6 at the Berlin Olympics, beating Japanese pair Masanori Yusa & Shigeo Arai
    1937 Ranger (US) easily beats Endeavour II (England) in race 4 to wrap up the 17th America's Cup yachting series, 4-0; it's the final competition for 21 years
    1946 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
    1948 Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
    1948 The US crew blitzes the field to win the rowing eights gold medal at the London Olympics; beat silver medallists Great Britain by 10.2 seconds
    1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
    1963 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
    1964 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
    1971 Satchel Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
    1975 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
    1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
    1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
    1978 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
    1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
    1981 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club: Larry Nelson wins by 4 strokes from Fuzzy Zoeller
    1981 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
    1984 Daley Thompson of Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record
    1984 Valerie Briscoe-Hooks beats fellow American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; completes the 200-400m double
    1987 PGA Championship, PGA National Palm Beach: Larry Nelson wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with fellow American Lanny Wadkins
    1987 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
    1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
    1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
    1992 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
    1992 Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
    1997 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
    1998 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Welshman Brian Huggett beats Eddie Pollard of Northern Ireland by a stroke on the first playoff hole
    2002 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run
    2008 United States takes all 3 medals in women's fencing sabre event at the Beijing Olympics; first US podium sweep of a fencing event since 1904; Mariel Zagunis takes gold ahead of Sada Jacobson & Rebecca Ward
    2012 Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics
    2012 Women's Olympic Football Gold Medal won by the USA beating Japan 2-1 in the final
    2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps swims 1:53.36 to win the men's 200m butterfly gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats Japan's Masato Sakai by 0.04 for his 20th Olympic gold medal
    2016 American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the women's 200m freestyle ahead of Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon
    2016 Hungary's Katinka Hosszú records an Olympic record of 2:06.58 in the women's 200m individual medley, her 3rd gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Chinese weightlifter Deng Wei sets a world record of 147kg in the clean & jerk, and another for a total score of 262kg, to win the women's 63kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2018 EPL club Tottenham Hotspur fails to bring in one player during the transfer window; first time since FIFA made system compulsory in 2002-03

    Birthdays
    1883 George Hoyt, American NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
    1895 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches), born in Abbottabad, India (d. 1982)
    1895 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
    1911 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
    1911 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
    1914 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)
    1919 Ralph Houk, MLB catcher, coach, manager (6-time World Series champion), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 2010)
    1926 Denis Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955), born in Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 2001)1930 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), born in Mississippi City, Mississippi (d. 2013)
    1931 Chuck Essegian, American MLB baseball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1936 Julián Javier, American baseball player, born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1938 Rod Laver, Australian tennis player (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
    1938 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager, born in Essen, Germany
    1939 Claude Osteen, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Caney Spring, Tennessee
    1939 Brito [Hércules de Brito Ruas], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1942 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
    1943 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
    1944 Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
    1946 Jim Kiick, American football player
    1948 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
    1955 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
    1955 Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
    1961 Brad Gilbert, tennis star, born in Oakland, California
    1962 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
    1962 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
    1964 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (8-time All Star, 2-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Belleville, Ontario
    1964 Yuri Khmylev, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
    1965 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1965 John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
    1966 Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
    1967 Debbie Spence, tennis star, born in San Jose, California
    1967 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida
    1967 Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
    1968 Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
    1969 Troy Percival, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fontana, California
    1970 Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
    1970 Rod Brind'amour, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team Canada 98), born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1971 Scott Karl, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
    1971 Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
    1972 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1972 Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1972 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
    1973 Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
    1973 Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
    1973 Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
    1974 Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
    1974 Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)
    1975 Mathew James Coad, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
    1975 Mike Lamb, American baseball player
    1977 Mikael Silvestre, French footballer
    1977 Jason Frasor, American baseball player
    1977 Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
    1977 Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
    1979 Alizah Allen, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in NYC, New York
    1981 Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
    1982 Tyson Gay, American sprinter
    1982 Danieal Manning, American football player
    1983 Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player
    1984 Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
    1985 Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver
    1985 Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
    1985 JaMarcus Russell, American football player
    1989 Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer

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    1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record1901 Chicago White Sox 1901 Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
    1933 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)
    1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player Baseball Legend
    1936 First time the Olympic cycling road race is conducted as a mass start event with Frenchmen Robert Charpentier and Guy Lapébie taking gold and silver, and France winning the teams gold medal
    1944 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
    1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
    1954 Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
    1969 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
    1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
    1972 Finnish runner Lasse Virén wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Munich Olympics; runs Olympic record 13:26.42 for the 5k gold medal
    1975 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Australian Bruce Crampton
    1977 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
    1980 PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 5th and final PGA C'ship by a convincing 7 strokes from Andy Bean
    1980 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Richelieu Valley GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from JoAnn Carner for her first of 6 major titles
    1981 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
    1983 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
    1984 Famous Mary Decker-Zola Budd collision during 3,000m at the LA Olympics; Decker falls, Budd finishes 7th; Maricica Puică of Romania wins
    1984 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature
    1984 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins 2 canoeing gold medals in the one day taking the K-1 500 and K-2 500 (with Paul MacDonald) at the LA Olympics; wins K-4 1000 the next day
    1984 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events
    1985 Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
    1985 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
    1986 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
    1987 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
    1988 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
    1989 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
    1989 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
    1991 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
    1995 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
    1996 New Zealand beats South Africa, 29-18 in Cape Town to win the inaugural Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
    1997 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
    1997 Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
    1997 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
    2002 New Zealand beats South Africa, 30-23 in Durban to win their fourth Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks score 4 tries to 2
    2008 PGA Championship, Oakland Hills CC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington wins by 2 shots from Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis
    2008 British cyclist Nicole Cooke wins the road race at the Beijing Olympics; Great Britain's 200th gold in the modern Olympics
    2008 American super-star swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics in world record 4:03.84
    2013 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
    2014 PGA Championship, Valhalla GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 1 shot from Phil Mickelson
    2016 South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh recovers from 7th place during the final to record an Olympic record 193.7 and win gold in men's 50m pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first shooter to win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
    2016 18 year old Australian Kyle Chalmers creates huge upset when he swims a junior world record 47.58 to win the blue ribband men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan sets a world record 214kg in the clean & jerk, and finishes with 379kg overall, to win the gold medal in the men's 77kg at the Ro de Janeiro Olympics


    BIRTHDAYS
    1874 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
    1877 Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
    1889 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
    1895 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
    1897 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1966)
    1900 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)
    1908 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
    1912 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
    1914 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
    1920 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1998)
    1923 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
    1933 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
    1933 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
    1937 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
    1940 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
    1941 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
    1943 Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
    1947 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
    1948 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
    1956 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
    1958 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
    1960 Kenny Perry, American golfer (4 Champions Tour major titles; US Senior Open 2013, 17; 14 PGA Tour titles), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
    1964 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
    1965 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
    1965 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
    1965 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympic gold 1984)
    1965 Mike E. Smith, American jockey
    1965 Mike Smith, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (9 American Classics), born in Dexter, New Mexico
    1966 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1967 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
    1967 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1967 Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer
    1968 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1968 Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96)
    1968 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
    1968 Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
    1969 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
    1970 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
    1970 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
    1970 Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
    1971 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1971 Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1971 Paul Newlove, rugby league player
    1971 Roy Keane, soccer player
    1971 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1971 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
    1972 Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
    1973 Jessica Grieco, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1973 Lisa Raymond, American tennis star (11 Grand Slam double titles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
    1973 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
    1973 Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
    1974 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
    1974 Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
    1974 David Sommeil, French footballer
    1974 Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
    1975 Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti NZ, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
    1977 Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
    1978 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
    1978 Chris Read, British cricketer and captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, born in Paignton, England
    1979 Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
    1979 Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
    1981 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
    1983 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
    1983 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
    1985 Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
    1989 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
    1989 Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
    1994 Chun In-gee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2015, Evian C'ship 2016), born in Gunsan, South Korea

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    1907 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
    1919 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company
    1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
    1929 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)
    1936 An American clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Richard Degener, Marshall Wayne and Alan Greene at the Berlin Olympics
    1948 The weightlifting competition at the London Olympics concludes with the US (4) and Egypt (2) dominant, combining to win all of the 6 gold medals
    1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
    1950 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
    1951 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
    1951 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
    1951 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant
    1954 BC Lions plays its 1st CFL game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
    1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
    1962 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
    1968 Satchel Paige (62) & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
    1969 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
    1974 PGA Championship, Tanglewood Park: Lee Trevino wins the first of his 2 PGA C'ships, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Jack Nicklaus
    1979 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
    1980 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns
    1984 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
    1984 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)
    1984 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
    1984 A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging team mate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title
    1984 Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
    1984 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins his 3rd canoeing gold medal of the LA Olympics taking out the K-4 1000 a day after victories in the K-1 500 & K-2 500
    1985 PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Hubert Green wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
    1985 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
    1986 PGA Championship, Inverness Club: Bob Tway holes a famous bunker shot on the 18th to beat Australian Greg Norman by 2 stokes
    1991 PGA Championship, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke
    1992 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
    1993 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
    1993 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)
    1996 PGA Championship, Vallhalla GC: Mark Brooks wins his first major title in a playoff with fellow American Kenny Perry
    2002 British Open Women's Golf, Turnberry Ailsa Resort: Karrie Webb wins by 2 strokes from fellow Australian Michelle Ellis & Paula Martí; 5th different major for Webb, career "Super Slam"
    2005 American Justin Gatlin becomes only the 2nd athlete to take sprint double, winning 200m in 20.04 at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland
    2008 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats 1st leg of his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 100m in world record 58.91; goes on to win 200m event
    2008 The US 4 x 100m freestyle replay team of Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones & Jason Lezak beats France by 8 seconds to win gold and smash world record at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Abhinav Bindra wins men's 10m air rifle at the Beijing Olympics, the first ever individual Olympic gold medal for India, and India's first gold medal in any Olympic event since 1980
    2013 PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk
    2013 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m
    2016 Fiji wins inaugural men's rugby sevens gold medal with a comfortable 43-7 rout of Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins men's 200m individual medley in 1:54.66 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 3rd athlete and 1st swimmer to win 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
    2016 American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games

    BIRTHDAYS
    1778 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, born in Lanz, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1852)
    1855 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
    1870 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
    1870 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
    1892 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
    1900 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
    1902 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
    1907 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
    1910 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
    1913 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
    1916 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
    1919 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)
    1932 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
    1936 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
    1947 Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1968)
    1953 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia
    1954 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
    1954 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
    1960 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
    1961 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
    1962 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1962 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
    1963 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1965 Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
    1966 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
    1966 Nigel Martyn, English footballer
    1967 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1967 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1967 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
    1968 Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
    1969 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
    1971 Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
    1971 Tommy Mooney, English football player
    1972 Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
    1973 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
    1973 Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
    1974 Audrey Mestre, French diver
    1974 Anju Jain, Indian cricketer(women's team)
    1976 Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers), born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
    1976 Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
    1978 Jermain Taylor, American boxer
    1980 Lee Suggs, American football player. born in Roanoke, Virginia
    1984 Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
    1984 Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
    1987 Nkem Ojougboh, American basketball player
    1988 Patrick Mills, Australian basketball player
    1992 Jose Ortiz Jr., Puerto Rican jockey (Belmont Stakes 2016), born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico


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    1851 1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight
    1876 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
    1879 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
    1896 Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
    1928 IX Summer Olympic Games close in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1935 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
    1936 After 24 year absence a baseball demonstration game is played between 2 American teams at Berlin Olympics, World Champions beat US Olympics, 6-5
    1936 American diver Marjorie Gestring wins 3m springboard gold at the Berlin Olympics, youngest Olympic gold medalist (13 years 268 days)
    1936 The gymnastics competition at the Berlin Olympics concludes with Germany dominating, winning 6 of 9 gold medals including the men’s & women’s teams events
    1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
    1948 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
    1948 Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India's 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title
    1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
    1950 First international game by an NFL team, New York Giants beat CFL's Ottawa Roughriders, 20-6 at Ottawa's Lansdowne Stadium
    1953 Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
    1960 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
    1960 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
    1963 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
    1964 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game
    1965 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
    1967 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
    1969 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
    1970 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
    1972 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
    1973 PGA Championship, Canterbury GC: Jack Nicklaus wins 3rd of 5 PGA C'ships by 4 from Bruce Crampton of Australia
    1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2
    1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day
    1984 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
    1984 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1984 Carlos Lopes of Portugal wins the men's marathon at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2:09:21, an Olympic record that stands for 24 years
    1985 Baltimore Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1986 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
    1988 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
    1990 PGA Championship, Shoal Creek: Wayne Grady of Australia wins his only major title by 3 strokes from American Fred Couples
    Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
    1994 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
    1994 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
    2007 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Tiger Woods wins his 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Woody Austin
    2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 3rd of 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics when he takes the 200m freestyle in world record 1:42.96
    2008 An American 1-2 in the 100m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics with Aaron Peirsol swimming a world record 52.54 to beat team mate Matt Grevers
    2008 American swimmer Natalie Coughlin becomes the first to successfully defend the gold medal in the women's 100 m backstroke when she wins event at the Beijing Olympics
    2012 PGA Championship, Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 8 strokes from Englishman David Lynn
    2012 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
    2016 Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard Predilection rides his 3,000th British winner at Newmarket
    2016 Joseph Schooling of Singapore sets Olympic record 50.39 to win men's 100m butterfly gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; rare 3-way tie for silver at 51.14, Michael Phelps (USA), Chad le Clos (South Africa) & László Cseh (Hungary)
    2016 American star swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record 8:04.79 to dominate the women's 800m field at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; medal tally of 4 gold, 1 silver make her most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics
    2016 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins her 4th medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 2nd in the women's 200m backstroke; gold to American Maya DiRado in 2:05:99
    2017 Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race - mens 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships
    2018 An American clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls and Dorothy Poynton-Hill at the Berlin Olympics
    2018 100th PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beatBIRTHDAYS
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    BIRTHDAYS

    1880 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
    1891 John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911, 12), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1971)
    1899 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
    1906 Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player, coach (Davis Cup captain 1939-67, won 16), born Sydney, NSW (d. 1985)
    1915 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
    1920 Peter West, British sports commentator
    1923 John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)
    1924 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
    1928 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
    1929 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
    1939 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
    1940 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
    1947 Sam Rosen, American sportscaster
    1951 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic gold 1976)
    1952 Charles Whiting, English Formula 1 Race Director (Safety Delegate, Starter, head F1 Technical Dep't), born in Sevenoaks, Kent (d. 2019)
    1956 Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
    1959 Lynette Woodard, (Olympic gold 1984, Harlem Globetrotter), born in Wichita, Kansas
    1960 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
    1961 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
    1965 Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
    1965 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
    1966 Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
    1966 Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
    1966 Gordy Morgan, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1966 Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
    1966 Les Ferdinand, English footballer
    1967 Andrew Glover, American NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings), born in Gonzales, Louisiana
    1967 Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
    1967 Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
    1968 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1969 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
    1969 Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
    1969 Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
    1970 Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympic 8th 1992, 96)
    1970 Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
    1971 Jim Walker, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1971 Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.
    1972 Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1972 Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
    1972 Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
    1973 Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
    1973 Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
    1973 Todd Marchant, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Buffalo, New York
    1973 Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
    1974 Wendy Palmer, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
    1975 Anders Myrvold, Lorenskog Nor, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
    1975 Paul Gaudoin, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics 1996)
    1975 Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
    1975 Regan Upshaw, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    1976 Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
    1976 Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
    1977 Iva Majoli, Croatian tennis player (1996 Pan Pacific), born in Zagreb, Croatia
    1977 Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
    1977 Plaxico Burress, American football player
    1978 Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
    1978 Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1979 D.J. Houlton, American baseball player
    1979 Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
    1981 Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
    1981 Djibril Cissé, French footballer
    1982 Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
    1983 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
    1988 Tyson Fury, British heavyweight professional boxer, born in Manchester
    1990 Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer


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    1906 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
    1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
    1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
    1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
    1920 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Isle of Jersey native Ted Ray pars the 18th, giving him a 1-stroke win over runners-up Harry Vardon, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel & Jack Burke Sr
    1931 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
    1932 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
    1933 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
    1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
    1936 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
    1936 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
    1936 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
    1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
    1948 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
    1948 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
    1948 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
    1948 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
    1948 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
    1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
    1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians
    1969 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
    1975 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
    1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
    1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
    1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
    1989 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange
    1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
    1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
    MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
    1993 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
    1995 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie
    1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
    1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
    2000 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones
    2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
    2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
    2006 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford
    2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)
    2008 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
    2008 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia's first Olympic swim medal winner
    2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
    2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
    2016 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
    2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
    2016 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight
    2017 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen

    BIRTHDAYS
    1898 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), born in Biarritz, France (d. 1994)
    1907 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
    1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)
    1912 Ben Hogan, American golfer (9-time major title winner; US masters 1951, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)
    1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
    1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
    1931 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1944)
    1934 Gary Davidson, American sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
    1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player, born in Lacoochee, Florida
    1940 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
    1941 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
    1943 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
    1944 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver, born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
    1945 Robin Jackman, English cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties), born in Simla, Punjab, British India
    1949 Bobby Clarke, NHL player and coach (Philadelphia Flyer), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba
    1951 Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    1955 Betsy King, American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
    1955 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver, born in Cambridge, England
    1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver (first Japanese to compete in NASCAR's top series), born in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
    1958 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
    1959 Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
    1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
    1960 Phil Taylor, English darts player (16-time world champion), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
    1961 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
    1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympic 7th 1996)
    1964 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1964 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
    1965 Cris Dishman, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1965 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
    1966 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
    1966 Shayne Corson, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
    1967 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1967 Tracy Rogers, American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs), born in Taft, California
    1968 William Thomas, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amarillo, Texas
    1969 Alex Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
    1969 Midori Ito, Japanese ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
    1970 Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1970 Alan Shearer, English footballer, born in Gosforth, England
    1971 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Chad Cota, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Ashland, Oregon
    1971 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden), born in Östervåla, Sweden
    1971 Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
    1973 Armon Williams, American football safety & linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), born in Chandler, Arizona
    1973 Sherman Williams, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
    1973 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer, born in Oakdale, California (d. 2007)
    1974 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
    1975 Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
    1975 Joe Perry, English snooker player, born in Wisbech, England
    1977 Michael Klim, Polish Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1978 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
    1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player, born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
    1979 Corey Patterson, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1982 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1983 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer, born in Čadca, Czechoslovakia
    1983 Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player, born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
    1984 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
    1984 Boone Logan, American baseball player, born in San Antonio, Texas
    1984 Heath Pearce, American soccer player, born in Modesto, California
    1986 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player, born in Rochester, New York

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    1903 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1917 Leeuwen soccer team forms
    1919 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
    1920 VII Summer Olympic Games open in Antwerp, Belgium; first time Olympic Oath voiced, doves released to symbolise peace, and Olympic Flag flown
    1932 X Summer Olympic Games close in Los Angeles, USA
    1932 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
    1936 United States beats Canada, 19-8 in poor conditions outdoors to win the gold medal in the inaugural men's basketball competition at the Olympics Games in Berlin
    1936 American swimmers Adolph Kiefer and Al Vande Veghe quinella the 100m backstroke at the Berlin Olympics
    1936 The Berlin Olympics rowing competition concludes with Germany winning 5 of 7 gold medals, although the United States wins the coveted eights gold
    1937 Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns
    1939 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
    1948 XIV Olympic Games close at London, Great Britain
    1948 England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
    1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
    1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
    1959 AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston
    1960 Australian driver Jack Brabham clinches his second consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Boavista
    1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game
    1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
    1969 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
    1973 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts
    1977 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pebble Beach: Lanny Wadkins wins his only major title in event's 1st sudden-death playoff with Gene Littler
    1981 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott
    1982 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
    1982 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
    1983 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)
    1986 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
    1987 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
    1988 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jeff Sluman wins his only major title by 3 shots from Paul Azinger
    1990 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
    1993 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
    1994 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 6 strokes from American Corey Pavin
    1994 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Liselotte Neumann wins by 3 strokes from fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam; first LPGA sanctioned Open
    1999 New Zealand win their 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series as South Africa edges Australia, 10-9 in Cape Town; All Blacks' only defeat comes in final round dead rubber, 28-7 against Wallabies in Sydney
    2004 The Australian women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Alice Mills, Lisbeth Lenton, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smash the world record to take gold in 3:35.94 at the Athens Olympics
    2008 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 200m in Olympic record 2:07.64
    2008 Australian women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer & Linda Mackenzie swims world record 7:44.31 to beat China and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 A popular Chinese 1-2 in the 200m butterfly at the Beijing Olympics with Liu Zige swimming world record 2:04.18 to beat team mate Jiao Liuyang
    2008 French swimmer Alain Bernard wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics beating Eamon O'Sullivan of Australia by 0.11
    2010 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
    2011 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club: Keegan Bradley wins first major title in a playoff with fellow American Jason Dufner
    2016 Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt wins coveted 100m Olympic 100m gold medal in 9.81 at Rio de Janeiro Olympics - first man to win the event 3 times
    2016 South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk sets world record 43.03 to win the men's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kirani James (Grenada) silver, American LaShawn Merritt bronze
    2016 Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2:24:04; Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain) takes silver, and Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) bronze
    2016 An all-British final in the men's cycling sprint with Jason Kenny beating team mate Callum Skinner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Justin Rose of Great Britain finishes with a score of 16 under par to win the inaugural men's individual golf gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Rose is 2 strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and 3 from American Matt Kuchar
    2016 Great Britain's Andy Murray wins the men's tennis singles gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina
    2016 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Gene Sauers wins by 1 stroke ahead of Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Billy Mayfair

    BIRTHDAYS
    1863 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
    1867 Cupid Childs, American baseball player, born in Calvert County, Maryland (d. 1912)
    1880 Fred Alexander, American tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1908, 5-time US Indoor winner), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1969)
    1895 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years), born in North Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1973)
    1909 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), born in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia (d. 1992)
    1913 Fred Davis, English 8-time World Snooker Champion (1948-49, 51), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (d. 1998)
    1913 Paul Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Lucas, Arkansas (d. 1981)
    1916 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)
    1929 Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
    1930 Earl Weaver, manager (Baltimore Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
    1937 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
    1940 Galen Hall, American Football Coach (University of Florida, Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
    1941 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
    1943 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
    1944 Robyn Smith Astaire [Melody Dawn Miller], American jockey, wife of Fred Astaire, born in San Francisco, California
    1949 Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
    1952 Debbie Meyer, American 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
    1954 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
    1956 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver, born in Arnold, Missouri
    1957 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler, born in Highland Park, Texas (d. 1986)
    1959 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, executive (5-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan
    1959 Frank Brickowski, American NBA player (Seattle Supersonics), born in Bayville, New York
    1960 Broderick Thompson, American NFL offensive lineman (Denver Broncos), born in Birmingham, Alabama
    1960 Fred Roberts, American NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Provo, Utah
    1961 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
    1962 Jerry Foltz, American golfer and commentator (Golf Channel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1962 Mark Gubicza, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1962 Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
    1965 Paul Broadhurst, British golfer (British Senior Open 2016), born in Walsall, England
    1966 Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer, born in Karlskoga, Sweden
    1968 Glenn Leroy McLeay, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
    1968 Praveen Amre, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992), born in Mumbai, India
    1969 Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer, born in Aarhus, Denmark
    1970 Slava Dosedel, Czech tennis star, born in Přerov, Czechoslovakia
    1971 Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa
    1971 Christopher R. Nelloms, American sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
    1971 James Folston, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Cocoa, Florida
    1971 Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
    1971 Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
    1971 Sean Hill, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Dowagiac, Michigan
    1972 Ed O'Bannon, American NBA forward (NJ Nets), born in Los Angeles, California
    1972 Evan Pilgrim, American NFL guard (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburg, California
    1973 Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m 1992, 96), born in Brisbane, Australia
    1973 Mike Mamula, American NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Lackawanna, New York
    1973 Nancy Sweetnam, Canadian 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Lindsay, Canada
    1973 Wayne Chrebet, American NFL wide receiver (NY Jets), born in Garfield, New Jersey
    1973 Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer, born in Enugu, Nigeria
    1973 Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer, born in Culiacancito, Mexico
    1974 Chucky Atkins, American basketball player, born in Orlando, Florida
    1975 Mike Vrabel, American football defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Akron, Ohio
    1975 Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israeli weightlifter, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
    1977 Juan Pierre, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama
    1978 Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer, born in Giannouli, Greece
    1979 Paul Burgess, Australian athlete, born in Perth, Australia
    1980 Roy Williams, American football player, born in Redwood City, California
    1981 Matthew Etherington, English footballer, born in Truro, United Kingdom
    1981 Julius Jones, American football player, born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
    1983 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-British tennis player, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)
    1983 Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player, born in Bonao, Dominican Republic
    1984 Clay Buchholz, American baseball player, born in Nederland, Texas
    1984 Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kelowna, Canada
    1985 Christian Gentner, German footballer, born in Nürtingen, Germany
    1986 Terin Humphrey, American gymnast, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
    1987 Tim Tebow, American football player, born in Makati, Philippines
    1989 Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in New Westminster, Canada

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    1903 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground; New Zealand win 22-3
    1914 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
    1925 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
    1931 Spakenburg soccer team forms
    1936 Marshall Wayne and Elbert Root make it an American 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
    1936 The Berlin Olympic fencing competition concludes with Italy winning 4 of the 7 gold medals and Hungary taking the other 3
    1936 Annibale Frossi scores twice as Italy beats Austria 2-1 in extra time in the soccer final at the Berlin Olympics
    1939 First night game at baseball's Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
    1945 Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
    1948 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by 8 strokes from Betty Hicks
    1950 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 to retain heavyweight boxing title
    1952 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
    1958 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
    1960 CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
    1960 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
    1960 Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
    1964 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago
    1964 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
    1964 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
    1965 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes
    1966 Puerto Rican champion José Torres beats Eddie Cotton on points in Las Vegas to retain the WBC/WBA light-heavyweight boxing title
    1970 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
    1971 Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
    1971 Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race
    1974 Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours or 52 days)
    1981 Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
    1989 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
    1989 In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines
    1990 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
    1992 Striker Brian Deane scores both goals for Sheffield United in a season-opening 2-1 home win over Manchester United at Bramall Lane; first of Deane's goals is the first in EPL's inaugural season
    1993 75th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Paul Azinger wins his first major title in a playoff with Greg Norman of Australia
    1993 Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1
    1997 Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
    1997 LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
    1999 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd major by 1 stroke from Spaniard Sergio Garcia
    2004 Bay of Plenty defeat Auckland 33-26 in Rugby Union to win NZ's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges
    2004 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Vijay Singh of Fiji wins his 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with Chris DiMarco & Justin Leonard
    2004 South African 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend & Ryk Neethling smash the world record with 3:13.17 at the Athens Olympics
    2005 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: American Phil Mickelson wins by 1 stroke from Australian Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjørn of Denmark
    2008 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats Australian Libby Trickett by 0.04 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 American breaststroker Rebecca Soni avenges her defeat to Leisel Jones of Australia in the 100m when she swims world record 2:20.22 to beat Jones in 200m at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 An American 1-2 in the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics with Ryan Lochte swimming a world record 1:53.94 to beat team mate Aaron Peirsol
    2008 Despite China winning the women's gymnastics team all-round gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, Americans Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson go 1-2 in the individual all-round
    2009 12th Athletics World Championships open at Berlin, Germany
    2010 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Martin Kaymer of Germany wins his first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with Bubba Watson
    2012 Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes 23rd pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)
    2016 Anita Włodarczyk of Poland sets a world record 82.29m to win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Zhang Wenxiu (China) silver, and Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) bronze.
    2016 Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil sets an Olympic record 6.03m to win the men's pole vault gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
    2016 Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dives at the line to win the women's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats American 6-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix by 0.07

    BIRTHDAYS
    1927 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer/trainer (Roy Jones Jr), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2003)
    1934 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), born in Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica (d. 2019)
    1945 Gene Upshaw, American NFL guard (Oakland Radiers) and NFLPA leader, born in Robstown, Texas (d. 2008)
    1950 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
    1950 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
    1951 John Childs, English cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988), born in Lipson, Plymouth, Devon
    1955 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
    1960 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
    1960 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
    1961 Gary Kubiak, American football coach
    1962 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1963 Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
    1963 Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
    1963 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
    1966 Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
    1966 Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
    1967 Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
    1967 Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic gold 1988)
    1967 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
    1968 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1969 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
    1969 James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
    1969 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1969 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1970 Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
    1971 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
    1972 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1972 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    1972 Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
    1973 Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    1974 Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1975 Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
    1975 Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
    1975 Bertrand Berry, American football player
    1975 Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer
    1976 Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
    1977 Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
    1977 Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast (Olympic gold 2004), born in Seregno, Italy
    1978 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
    1978 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast (World Champion 1995, Olympic Gold 1996), born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR
    1978 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player
    1979 Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
    1981 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
    1981 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
    1982 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter


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

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    1904 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
    1920 NY Yankees cancel game with Cleveland Indians in memory of Ray Chapman who died on the same day
    1933 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
    1938 Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship
    1948 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
    1950 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
    1951 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
    1957 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
    1963 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
    1966 Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list
    1969 PGA Championship Men's Golf, NCR CC: Ray Floyd wins first of his 4 major titles by 1 stroke from South African Gary Player
    1969 NY Jets beat NY Giants, 37-14 in their first meeting (pre-season)
    1972 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
    1973 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
    1980 George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401
    1982 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
    1984 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
    1986 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
    1987 Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
    1989 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
    1990 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR
    1990 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
    1991 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
    1992 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
    1997 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Davis Love III wins his only major title by 5 strokes from Justin Leonard
    2003 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Shaun Micheel wins his lone major title by 2 strokes from Chad Campbell
    2004 Yana Klochkova of the Ukraine wins the 200m individual medley in 2:11.14 at the Athens Olympics to wrap up the 200/400m medley double
    2008 China wins its 33rd gold medal of the Beijing Olympics by beating Singapore in the table tennis women's team event; most successful Olympiad ever for China; wins all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches
    2008 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Australian Katherine Hull wins by 1 from Se Ri Pak
    2008 Four years after winning Olympic silver in the rowing quad sculls in Athens, Briton Rebecca Romero becomes only 2nd woman to earn medals in 2 different sports at the summer Games when she wins the pursuit track cycling gold in Beijing
    2008 Jamaica dominates the 100m at the Beijing Olympics with Shelly-Ann Fraser taking the gold medal in 10.78; her team mates Sherone Simpson & Kerron Stewart dead-heat for silver in 10.98
    2008 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia wins the 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in world record 8:58.81
    2008 US team Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen & Jason Lezak wins 4 x 100m medley relay at the Beijing Olympics in world record 3:29.34; Phelps' 8th gold medal of Games breaks Mark Spitz's 1972 record (7)
    2008 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats American Dara Torres by 0.01 in the 50m to wrap up the 50/100m double at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Australian women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper & Libby Trickett upset the United States to win the gold medal in world record 3:52.69 at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Rafael Nadal of Spain beats Chile's Fernando González 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men's tennis singles at the Beijing Olympics; Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in tennis
    2008 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Crosswater Club: Fred Funk wins first of 3 Champions Tour majors by 3 strokes from Mike Goodes
    2013 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
    2014 LPGA Championship, Monroe GC: Defending champion Inbee Park of South Korea beats runner-up Brittany Lincicome on 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff for her 5th major title
    2015 2012 Olympic 1500m champion from Turkey Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping by the IAAF
    2016 American sweep in 100m women's hurdles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with Brianna Rollins taking gold ahead of Nia Ali & Kristi Castlin; 1st time US has swept medals in an Olympic women's track & field event
    2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins 200m gold medal in 21.78; wraps up 100/200m Rio de Janeiro Olympics double
    2016 Kenyan runner Conseslus Kipruto records an Olympic record 8:03.28 to win the men's 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games
    2016 German pair Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst upsets Brazilian hometown favourites Ágatha Bednarczuk & Bárbara Seixas 21–18, 21–14 to win the Olympic women's beach volleyball gold in Rio de Janeiro

    BIRTHDAYS
    1913 Rudy York, American baseball player (d. 1970)
    1913 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
    1922 Roy Tattersall, cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's)
    1926 Haakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold 1948, 52), (d. 2013)
    1933 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
    1940 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
    1941 Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)
    1943 Yukio Kasaya, Japan, 70m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
    1946 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
    1951 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
    1952 Guillermo Vilas, Argentine tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1952 Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1956 Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist
    1957 Robin Cousins, British figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol, England
    1961 Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    1963 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Super Bowl XXXVII Tampa Bay 2002), born in Sandusky, Ohio
    1965 Dottie Mochrie Pepper, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1992, 99), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
    1965 Fred Grim, soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax)
    1966 Cedric Figaro, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
    1966 Zefross Moss, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots)
    1966 Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder
    1966 Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player
    1967 James Jenkins, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
    1967 Kenny Davidson, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
    1967 Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
    1968 Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1969 Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Olympic gold 1992)
    1969 Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
    1969 Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)
    1970 Bernard Wilson, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
    1970 Jim Courier, American tennis player, analyst (4-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Sanford, Florida
    1970 Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer
    1971 Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1972 Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)
    1972 Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer
    1973 A J Wood, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1973 Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1973 Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
    1975 İlhan Mansız, Turkish footballer
    1977 William Gallas, French footballer
    1977 Nathan Deakes, Australian race walker
    1977 Thierry Henry, French footballer
    1979 Antwaan Randle El, American football player
    1980 Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer
    1980 Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer
    1982 Phil Jagielka, English footballer
    1983 Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player
    1984 Dee Brown, American basketball player
    1986 Rudy Gay, American basketball player
    1986 Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player


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    1886 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
    1914 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)
    1915 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1
    1922 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: 20-year old US Open champion Gene Sarazen defeats Emmet French, 4 & 3 in the final
    1923 37th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-2, 6-1)
    1923 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Brisbane: Margaret Molesworth retains title; beats Esna Boyd 6-1, 7-5
    1923 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane: Pat O'Hara Wood wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Bert St John 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
    1931 Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game
    1934 48th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-1, 6-3)
    1941 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game
    1945 Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off
    1946 Golf Writers Associaton of America forms
    1956 Cincinnati Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
    1957 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
    1958 Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
    1960 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
    1964 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
    1965 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box
    1967 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
    1973 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
    1980 KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
    1981 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
    1982 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
    1982 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
    1986 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
    1987 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
    1989 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
    1996 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Emilee Klein wins by 7 strokes ahead of fellow Americans Amy Alcott and Penny Hammel
    2002 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: American Rich Beem wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Tiger Woods
    2002 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Summerlea GC: Meg Mallon wins by 3 from Michelle Ellis, Rosie Jones, Catriona Matthew & Michele Redman
    2004 Shot put event at the Athens Olympics held in Ancient Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games; first time women ever compete in venue; Yumileidi Cumbá of Cuba wins women's gold; American Adam Nelson men's gold
    2004 US women's 4 × 200m freestyle relay team of Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer & Kaitlin Sandeno smash long-standing world record set by GDR in 1987 to win gold at the Athens Olympics (7:53.42)
    2004 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima wraps up the 100/200m breaststroke double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m in 2:09.44, an Olympic record
    2004 Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal in 48.17 ahead of Roland Schoeman of South Africa at the Athens Olympics
    2008 Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.05m to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; her 24th world record
    2008 An American 1-2-3 in the 400m hurdles at the Beijing Olympics; Angelo Taylor wins gold in 47.25 ahead of Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson
    2008 Emulating the Chinese women, the men win the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches
    2008 Belarus weightlifter Andrei Aramnau breaks 3 world records, for the snatch, clean & jerk, and total, on the way to winning the men's 105kg gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
    2013 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden's Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition
    2016 Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the gold medal in the men's 200m for the 3rd successive Summer Olympics, recording a time of 19.78 in Rio de Janeiro
    2016 Ukranine canoeist Yuriy Cheban sets an Olympic record 39.279 to win the men's C-1 200m gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; retains title he won in London 2012
    2016 New Zealand's 2017 America's Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling teams with Blair Tuke to win the gold medal in the 49er class sailing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
    2016 Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee records time of 1:45.01 to retain his Olympic men's triathlon title at the Rio de Janeiro Games; 0:06 in front of second-place finisher, brother Jonathan Brownlee
    2018 Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the re-named Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds

    BIRTHDAYS
    1893 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
    1908 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
    1915 Max Lanier, baseball player
    1920 Bob Kennedy, baseball player
    1920 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (1950's)
    1923 Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicket-keeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
    1923 Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
    1923 Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer, born in Karachi (d. 1982)
    1928 Marge Schott, American MLB owner (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2004)
    1930 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
    1931 Dick White, English footballer, born in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom (d. 2002)
    1933 Just Fontaine, French footballer, born in Marrakesh, Morocco
    1934 Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)
    1935 Rafer Johnson, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), born in Hillsboro, Texas
    1939 Joe Azcue, Cuban baseball player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
    1940 Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
    1941 Matt Snell, American football running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III), born in Garfield, Georgia
    1943 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
    1948 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia
    1951 Greg Pruitt, American football running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
    1952 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer, born in Roque Pérez, Argentina
    1956 Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
    1959 Tom Prichard, American wrestler, born in Pasadena, Texas
    1962 Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Jamaican-born American 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1963 Luiz Mattar, Brazilian tennis player, born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1964 Kenny Walker, American basketball player, born in Roberta, Georgia
    1966 Steve Avery, American football running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1967 John Jurkovic, American football defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Friedrichshafen, Germany
    1968 Brian Mitchell, American football running back (Washington Redskins), born in Leesville, Louisiana
    1968 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
    1968 John Coyle, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
    1968 Justin Strzelczyk, American football offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in West Seneca, New York
    1969 Isaac Austin, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Gridley, California
    1970 Richie Cunningham, American football kicker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houma, Louisiana
    1970 Robert Higginson, American baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1971 Jonathan David Winter, New Zealand 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
    1971 Kevin Bouie, American football running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals), born in Pahokee, Florida
    1971 Mindy Czuleger, American WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994), born in Inglewood, California
    1972 Derrick Harris, American football running back (St Louis Rams), born in Angleton, Texas
    1972 Nate Jones, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1972 Ray Jacobs, American football linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Corsicana, Texas
    1973 Clarence Benford, American football tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Windsor Forest, Georgia
    1973 Luke Fickell, American football defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1974 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer (WI left-handed batsman 1994-), born in Unity Village, Guyana
    1976 Tom Malchow, American 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1980 Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer, born in San Fernando Partido, Argentina
    1980 Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker, born in Preveza, Greece
    1980 Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver, born in Brisbane, Australia
    1980 Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End, born in Ada, Oklahoma
    1981 César Delgado, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
    1981 Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
    1983 Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
    1983 Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas
    1984 Robert Huth, German footballer, born in Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany
    1991 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball player (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England

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    1903 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game
    1909 Indianapolis 500 race track opens
    1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws
    1921 Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits
    1922 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)
    1932 46th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark (6-2, 6-2)
    1934 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf tournament
    1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins
    1951 Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" little person, to pinch-hit
    1953 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
    1955 US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
    1957 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
    1962 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
    1965 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
    1969 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
    1975 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
    1980 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
    1982 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
    1983 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
    1983 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
    1984 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Shoal Creek: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 4 shots from Gary Player and Lanny Wadkins
    1988 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
    1992 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
    1992 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
    1993 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
    1993 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
    1995 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1995 Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds
    1997 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
    2001 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: David Toms wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Phil Mickelson
    2001 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Angus Glen GC: Annika Sörenstam wins by 2 from Kelly Robbins
    2001 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian Grand prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship and equal Alain Prost's record of 51 Grand Prix victories
    2004 US gymnast Carly Patterson becomes the 2nd American woman to win the all-around gold medal, and 1st to win at a non-boycotted Olympic games, when she takes gold in Athens
    2004 American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 200/400m individual medley double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m (1:57.14 OR) ahead of team mate Ryan Lochte
    2004 American swimmer Aaron Peirsol wins the men's 200m backstroke in Olympic record 1:54.95, giving him the 100/200m backstroke double at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Australian swimmer Jodie Henry records 53.84 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal ahead of Dutch star Inge de Bruijn at the Athens Olympics
    2007 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: Mexican Lorena Ochoa wins by 3 from Paula Creamer
    2007 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Crosswater Club: Mark McNulty of Zimbabwe wins lone career major title by 5 strokes from David Edwards
    2008 Chris Hoy encapsulates British dominance of track cycling at the Beijing Olympics beating team mate Jason Kenny to win the sprint, adding to his keirin and team sprint gold medals
    2008 Britain's Victoria Pendleton beats Anna Mears in the women's cycling sprint final at the Beijing Olympics; GB dominates the track winning 7 of 10 gold medals
    2008 Reigning world champion, Christine Ohuruogu wins the women's 400m at the Beijing Olympics; GB's 50th gold medal in Olympic track & field competition
    2008 The men's gymnastics program at the Beijing Olympics concludes with the home team from China dominating the medals tally takes 7 of 8 gold medals; Zou Kai wins 3
    2016 Tajikistan's Dilshod Nazarov throws 78.68m to win the men's hammer throw gold medal the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first gold medal for Tajikistan in Olympic history
    2016 Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya goes one better than her London silver medal when she wins women's 5,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; runs Olympic record time of 14:26.17
    2016 Colombian BMX rider Mariana Pajón successfully defends her Olympic title when she beats American Alise Post in the final in Rio de Janeiro
    2016 A 6-way tie for first place in the final of the equestrian individual jumping competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins gold medal jump-off
    2016 Great Britain upsets the heavily favoured Netherlands to win the women's field hockey gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after drawing 3-3 in regulation time; win dramatic penalty shootout, 2-0
    2016 Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in the women's football gold medal match at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 52,432 at the Maracanã Stadium
    2016 Chloe Esposito of Australia sets Olympic record overall score of 1,372 points to win the women's modern pentathlon in Rio de Janeiro. Élodie Clouvel of France second (1,356 points), Oktawia Nowacka of Poland third (1,349)
    2016 Kiley Neushul scores 3 goals as the US women's water polo team routs Italy 12-5 to win the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro and retain their Olympic title
    2018 Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to become the first player to win all 9 Masters 1,000 tennis tournaments since the series started in 1990

    BIRTHDAYS
    1859 Charles Comiskey, American baseball player, team owner and manager (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1931)
    1914 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
    1931 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d. 2003)
    1934 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
    1934 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
    1934 William Cleary, hockey center, (Olympic gold/silver 56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1935 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
    1938 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
    1947 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
    1950 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
    1954 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
    1955 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
    1956 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
    1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
    1957 Ian Gould, England cricketer
    1958 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
    1959 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
    1960 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
    1960 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
    1960 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
    1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
    1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1967 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
    1968 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
    1969 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
    1969 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
    1970 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
    1971 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1971 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
    1972 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1972 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer, born in Bouquet, Argentina
    1973 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
    1973 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
    1977 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
    1978 Chris Capuano, American baseball player (Pitcher), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
    1979 Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
    1980 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
    1982 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
    1982 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
    1983 John McCargo, American football player
    1983 Mike Conway, British racing driver
    1984 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
    1984 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
    1986 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
    1987 Richard Stearman, English footballer
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    1888 Longest US men's single tennis tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80 game 1st-round contest
    1900 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
    1912 Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0 in 6 innings
    1915 White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500
    1919 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
    1920 American Professional Football Association forms, which would later become the National Football League (NFL)
    1920 Preliminary meeting is conducted in Akron, Ohio to form American Professional Football Association and elect officers, installing Jim Thorpe as president
    1920 Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland
    1921 35th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Mary Browne (4-6, 6-4, 6-2)
    1922 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
    1931 45th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (6-4, 6-1)
    Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
    1938 Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam
    1944 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Manito G & CC: Bob Hamilton wins his only major title, 1 up in the 36-hole final over heavily favoured Byron Nelson
    1945 Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
    1945 Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament
    1947 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
    1948 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
    1949 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
    1957 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0
    1958 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
    1961 Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves
    1964 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders
    1965 Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
    1967 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie
    1974 Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
    1974 Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)
    1980 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
    1980 Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
    1982 Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
    1985 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
    1989 Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays hitting 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
    1990 Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson
    1990 George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner
    New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
    1990 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
    1991 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
    1991 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million
    1993 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
    1994 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
    1995 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Australian Karrie Webb scores a 6 stroke win over runners-up Annika Sörenstam and Jill McGill
    2000 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Valhalla GC: Tiger Woods becomes first since Ben Hogan (1953) to win 3 majors in a calendar year; wins back-to-back PGA titles in 3-hole playoff with Bob May
    2004 Ethiopian runners Kenenisa Bekele (27:05.10 OR) and Sileshi Sihine go 1-2 in the 10,000m at the Athens Olympics
    2004 American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 100/200m butterfly double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 100m (51.25 OR) ahead of team mate Ian Croker
    2006 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd PGA C'ship by 5 strokes from Shaun Micheel
    2008 Russian long-distance swimmer Larisa Ilchenko wins inaugural women's open water marathon (10k) in 1:59:27.7 at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Usain Bolt of Jamaica wraps up the 100/200m double in style with a new 200m world record 19.30 at the Beijing Olympics
    2009 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
    2011 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Westchester CC: Fred Couples wins first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with birdie on 3rd playoff hole against John Cook
    2012 South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England
    2016 German canoeist Sebastian Brendel teams with Jan Vandrey to win the C-2 1,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up C-1 / C-2 1,000m double
    2016 The Hungarian crew wins canoe sprint K-4 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Danuta Kozák becomes the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics
    2016 Canoeists Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross part of winning German crew in K-4 100m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wrap up K-2 / K-4 1,000m double
    2016 Star British runner Mo Farah wins the men's 5,000m in 13:03.30 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up 5k/10k double which he also completed in London 2012
    2016 Controversial South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya retains her Olympic women's 800m title in a time of 1:55.28 in the final in Rio de Janeiro
    2016 4 women's high jump competitors tie at clearing winning height 1.97m at the Rio Olympics; all then fail at 2.00m; Ruth Beitia of Spain wins the gold based on having no misses prior to bar being raised to 2.00m
    2016 Chinese diver Chen Aisen does the Olympic 10m platform double in Rio de Janeiro; having already won the synchronised event, he wins the individual gold by a comfortable margin
    2016 South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par
    2016 In a blanket finish American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen takes the Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 1:56.16; 0.40 ahead of Nicola Spirig Hug of Switzerland, and Great Britain's Vicky Holland by 0:45
    2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics: team sports - China beats Serbia, 3-1 for the women's indoor volleyball gold; in the men's water polo final, Serbia downs Croatia, 11-7 for first Olympic title
    2017 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Des Moines G & CC: US retains Cup 16½- 11½; down by 5, Europe can only halve the singles 6-6

    BIRTHDAYS
    1868 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1890), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 1954)
    1900 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1994)
    1906 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), born in London, England (d.2000)
    1908 Al López, Spanish-American baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2005)
    1909 Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1978)
    1916 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1984)
    1921 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956), born in Albert Park, Victoria (d. 1985)
    1926 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
    1931 Don King, American boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles, born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1937 George Thoma, German cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Newstadt, Germany
    1940 Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests), born in Bulsar, Gujarat, India
    1941 Rich Brooks, American football player and coach (University of Oregon 1977-94), born in Forest, California
    1941 Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico
    1942 Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany
    1942 Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas
    1944 Graig Nettles, American MLB 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California
    1949 Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer, born in Que, Que, Southern Rhodesia
    1952 John Emburey, English cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988), born in Peckham, London
    1954 Quinn Buckner, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phoenix, Illinois
    1955 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
    1956 Alvin Greenidge, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff), born in Bath Village, Christ Church, Barbados
    1957 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1957 Mike Dodd, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
    1957 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
    1959 Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
    1960 Mark Langston, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California
    1962 Duffy Waldorf Jr, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, California
    1962 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player, born in Seoul, South Korea
    1963 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1964 Giuseppe Giannini, Italian soccer player (Rome A Team), born in Rome, Italy
    1966 Greg Jackson, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers), born in Hialeah, Florida
    1966 Steven Finn, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
    1967 Andy Benes, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evansville, Indiana
    1967 Michael "Sean" Hall, Williamsburg Va, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1968 Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
    1968 Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager, born in Ödeshög, Sweden (d. 2014)
    1969 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
    1969 Francisco Torres, Mexican actor (Los diez pasos), born in Mexico
    1970 Els Callens, Belgian tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen), born in Antwerp, Belgium
    1970 Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
    1971 Brett Bech, American football wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Slidell, Louisiana
    1971 Kevin Hickman, American NFL tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
    1971 Oronde Gadsden, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Charleston, South Carolina
    1971 Steve Stone, English footballer, born in Gateshead, England
    1972 Derrick Alston, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in The Bronx, New York
    1973 Todd Helton, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    1974 Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian football goalkeeper, born in Budapest, Hungary
    1976 Chris Drury, American ice hockey player (NY Rangers), born in Trumbull, Connecticut
    1977 Ívar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
    1977 Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1977 Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1977 James Ormond, England cricketer
    1978 Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
    1979 Cory Sullivan, American baseball player
    1981 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
    1981 Bernard Mendy, French footballer
    1982 Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian footballer
    1982 Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
    1982 Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer
    1982 Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
    1987 Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast
    1990 Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer
    1991 Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
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    1883 Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
    1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants
    1899 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins second of 3 consecutive US singles titles; beats J. Parmly Paret 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
    1900 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win his third straight US singles title
    1901 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an umpire
    1914 US Open Men's Golf, Midlothian CC: 21-year old Walter Hagen holds off amateur Chick Evans by 1 stroke to win the first of his 2 Open titles; first of 11 major championships
    1915 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane: Englishman Gordon Lowe beats Horace Rice of Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4
    1920 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Flossmoor CC: American based Scotsman Jock Hutchison beats J. Douglas Edgar of England, 1-up; first of Hutchinson's 2 majors
    1925 BV Emmen soccer team forms
    1926 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
    1931 Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns
    1936 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell, walks off the mound after receiving poor fielding, Sox suspend him
    1947 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
    1948 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
    1953 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
    1966 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Rainbow Springs CC; Mickey Wright wins her 13th and final major title by 1 from Margie Masters & Jo Ann Prentice
    1967 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
    1977 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing record (111.11 mph)
    1979 Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
    1982 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
    1986 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
    1986 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
    1987 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
    2004 The archery competition concludes at the Athens Olympics with South Korea dominant with 3 of 4 gold medals; venue is the Panathenaic Stadium, in which the 1896 games were held
    2004 Belarusian sprinter Yulia Nestsiarenka runs 10.93 to beat American Lauryn Williams and win the 100m gold medal at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Nicolás Massú & Fernando González win the men's doubles tennis at the Athens Olympics beating German pair Nicolas Kiefer & Rainer Schüttler in 5 sets; it's Chile's first Olympic gold medal
    2004 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 6th gold medal of the Athens Olympics even though he doesn't swim the final of men's 4 x 100m medley relay; US wins in world record 3:30.68
    2004 The Australian women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Giaan Rooney, Leisel Jones, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smashes the world record to take gold in 3:57.32 at the Athens Olympics
    2004 South Africa clinch their 2nd Tri Nations Rugby Series on points differential with a 23-19 win over Australia in Durban; Wallabies score 3 tries to 2, but Percy Montgomery lands 5 goals for Springboks
    2008 After winning the event in Athens, Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown makes it consecutive 200m Olympic titles beating American Allyson Felix by 0.19 in Beijing
    2008 Dutch swimmer and cancer survivor Maarten van der Weijden wins inaugural men's open water marathon (10k) in 1:51:51.6 at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 American pair Misty May-Treanor & Kerry Walsh dominate China's Tian Jiathe & Wang Jie 21-18, 21-18 in the beach volleyball final to repeat of their gold medal from Athens; don't lose a set in the competition
    2008 An American sweep of the 400m medals at the Beijing Olympics; LeShawn Merritt wins gold in 43.75 ahead of Jeremy Wariner and David Neville
    2008 Japan edges the United States 3-1 for the gold medal in the final of the women's softball tournament at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Daniëlle de Bruijn scores a match winning 7 goals as the Netherlands upset the United States 9-8 to take the women's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Striker Carli Lloyd scores in extra time as the United States beat Brazil 1-0 to take the women's Football Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics
    2010 New Zealand clinch their 10th Tri Nations Rugby Series with one match remaining, scoring 2 tries in the last 3 minutes to beat South Africa, 29–22 in the first-ever Test at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
    2016 Kevin Durant scores 30 as the US retains the Olympic men's basketball title with a comfortable 96-66 win over Serbia at the Rio de Janeiro Games
    2016 Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge wins the Olympic men's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a time of 2:08.44; Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) second in 2:09:54, and Galen Rupp (US) third in 2:10:05
    2016 Brazil takes 3rd Olympic men's indoor volleyball gold medal at the Rio Games with 25–22, 28–26, 26–24 win over Italy

    BIRTHDAYS
    1893 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
    1912 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
    1913 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
    1914 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
    1918 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2004)
    1923 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in Bippus, Indiana (d. 2005)
    1924 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
    1928 Gillian Sheen, British fencer and foil champion (Olympic gold 1956), born in Willesden, London
    1936 Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
    1940 Robert Camac, American horse trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
    1945 Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player, born in Oceanside, California
    1946 Lev Alburt, International Chess Master (1976), born in Orenburg, Russia
    1951 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
    1954 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1959 Anne Hobbs, English tennis star, born in Nottingham, England
    1959 Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, Connecticut
    1959 Jim McMahon, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
    1961 Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1961 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming
    1961 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
    1963 Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Topeka, Kansas
    1965 Jim Bullinger, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1966 John Wetteland, American pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos), born in San Mateo, California
    1967 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
    1967 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia
    1969 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic (d. 2000)
    1969 Josee Chouinard, Canadian figure skater (Olympic-9th-1994), born in Montreal, Canada
    1970 Bill Roth, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics 1996), born in Yonkers, New York
    1970 Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
    1970 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
    1970 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Miami, Florida
    1971 Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
    1972 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1973 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Ismael Valdes, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
    1974 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
    1975 Simon Katich, Australian cricketer, born in Middle Swan, Australia
    1976 Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player, born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
    1978 Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1978 Jason Marquis, American baseball pitcher, born in Manhasset, NY
    1978 Alan Lee, Irish footballer, born in Galway, Ireland
    1978 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
    1978 Peter Buxton, English rugby union player, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
    1979 Ashley Whitney, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1980 Paul Menard, American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    1980 Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California
    1981 Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player, born in Chania, Greece
    1983 Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider, born in Greenville, North Carolina
    1983 Scott McDonald, Australian footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
    1984 Neil Dexter, South African-born English cricketer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1984 B. J. Upton, American baseball player, born in Norfolk, Virginia
    1986 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (Olympic gold 100m/200m 2008, 12, 16), born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica
    1988 Robert Lewandowski, Polish football player (Bayern Munich, Polish national team), born in Warsaw, Poland

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    1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
    1885 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 5th consecutive US singles title; beats Godfrey M. Brinley 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
    1898 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins first of 3 straight US singles titles; beats Dwight F. Davis 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
    1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
    1934 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
    1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
    1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
    1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chicago Bears 0 (105,840)
    1950 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition
    1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
    1954 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
    1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1957 Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world heavyweight championship in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks' Stadium, Seattle
    1959 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1960 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
    1965 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
    1972 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
    1975 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
    1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
    1984 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
    1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
    1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
    1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
    1994 DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
    1998 South Africa beats Australia, 29-15 in Johannesburg to win their first Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
    2004 Athens Olympic marathon is run on same route as 1896 Games, start at site of the Battle of Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens: Mizuki Noguchi of Japan wins women's gold in 2:26:20
    2004 American sprinter Justin Gatlin wins the coveted Olympic 100m gold medal in Athens in 9.85 ahead of Francis Obikwelu of Portugal & American Maurice Greene
    2004 After winning the doubles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics, Chile's Nicolás Massú wins the men's singles gold 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 over American Mardy Fish
    2004 The rowing program at the Athens Olympics ends with the United States winning the men's eights, and Romania taking the gold in the women's eights
    2004 Justine Henin of Belgium wins the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics 6-3, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo of France
    2007 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
    2008 The Jamaican team led by Usain Bolt smashes the world 4 x 100m relay record in the final at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2017 as Nesta Carter tests positive for prohibited substance
    2008 Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba wraps up the women's 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when she takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 15:41.40
    2008 American decathlete Brian Clay wins 4 of the 10 events and finishes 2nd in 2 others to dominate field and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
    2008 Russia wins the women's 4 × 100 m relay ahead of Belgium & Nigeria at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2016 when reanalysis of Yulia Chermoshanskaya’s samples result in positive test for prohibited substances
    2008 Steven Hooker wins the men's pole vault with 5.96m at the Beijing Olympics; Australia's first gold medal in men's athletics since 1968
    2008 Maurren Higa Maggi wins the women's long jump with a leap of 7.04m at the Beijing Olympics; Brazil's first ever gold medal in any women's individual event
    2008 Anne-Caroline Chausson of France and Māris Štrombergs of Latvia win the inaugural gold medals in BMX, winning the women's and men's events respectively at the Beijing Olympics
    2010 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Crosswater Club: Fred Funk wins last of 3 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Michael Allen and Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon
    2015 15th Athletics World Championships open at Beijing, China

    BIRTHDAYS
    1857 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
    1871 James Foulis, Scottish golfer (US Open 1896), born in St. Andrews, Scotland (d. 1928)
    1909 Mel Hein, American NFL center (NY Giants), born in Redding, California (d. 1992)
    1930 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
    1935 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1938 Paul Maguire, American football commentator, born in Youngstown, Ohio
    1939 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York
    1940 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana
    1941 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1949 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
    1949 Doug Bair, American baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
    1950 Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
    1956 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
    1956 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1956 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    1957 Randy Romero, American Hall of Fame jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Erath, Louisiana
    1957 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
    1959 Denise Curry, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Fort Benton, Montana
    1961 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
    1962 Gene Sauers, American golfer (US Senior Open 2016; PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
    1963 Lily Yip, Chinese-American table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
    1963 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
    1963 Tom Ansberry, American long-distance runner
    1964 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba
    1964 Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis player (7-time Grand Slam winner), born in Växjö, Sweden
    1965 Patricia Hy-Boulais, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    1966 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
    1967 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana
    1968 Henrik Holm, Swedish tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
    1968 Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
    1968 Michael Curry, American basketball player and coach (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Anniston, Alabama
    1968 Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
    1968 Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer, born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
    1969 Hipolito Pichardo, Dominican pitcher (KC Royals), born in Jicomé, Dominican Republic
    1969 Maurice Graef, Dutch soccer player (VVW, Roda JC), born in Horn, Netherlands
    1970 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Canadian pair skater (1995, 96 Can), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1971 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
    1972 Stephen Boyd, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, New York
    1972 Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
    1974 Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1975 Charles C. Smith, American baseball player, NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Fort Worth, Texas
    1975 Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
    1975 Clint Bolton, Australian former football goalkeeper, born in Bundaberg, Australia
    1976 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1977 Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer, born in Dalvík, Iceland
    1980 Roland Benschneider, German footballer, born in Neuruppin, Germany
    1980 Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete, born in Laval, Canada
    1981 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
    1983 Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist, five time world champion, born in Hierden, Netherlands
    1984 Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England
    1985 Brittany Lang, American golfer (US Open 2016), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1997 Eddie Williams, American pastor and former fullback (Cleveland Browns), born in San Mateo, California


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    1883 Philadelphia Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks and passballs counted as errors prior to 1888)
    1897 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Robert Wrenn beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 8-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 for his 4th US singles title
    1906 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators
    1907 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
    1920 American swimmer Warren Kealoha wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100m backstroke, beating team mate Ray Kegeris at the Antwerp Games
    1926 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan 4-6, 6-4, 9-7 for her 8th and final US singles title
    1930 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper 6-1, 6-4 for her lone major title
    1933 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
    1942 Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
    1946 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
    1950 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
    1953 Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
    1953 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
    1953 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")
    1953 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten
    1964 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
    1969 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
    1969 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
    1970 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
    1972 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers
    1974 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
    1980 Charles O. Finley sells Oakland A's MLB franchise for $12.7m to Walter Haas Jr. (owner & CEO of Levi Strauss)
    1982 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
    1985 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
    1988 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
    1989 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
    1991 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
    1992 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
    1993 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
    2003 9th Athletics World Championships open at Saint-Denis, France
    2004 Outstanding British athlete Kelly Holmes wins 1st leg of her 800/1,500m double at the Athens Olympics taking the gold medal in 1:56.38
    2004 An American sweep in the 400m medals at the Athens Olympics; Jeremy Wariner gold in 44.00 ahead of Otis Harris and Derrick Brew
    2004 Winning pitcher Lisa Fernadez (4-0) leads the US to the softball gold medal at the Athens Olympics, beating Australia 5-1
    2008 The star-studded American women's basketball team led by the likes of Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird & Diana Taurasi win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a convincing 92-65 win over Australia
    2008 Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when he takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 12:57.82
    2008 Australian diver Matthew Mitcham wins the men's 10m platform gold medal with final dive at the Beijing Olympics; prevents Chinese from winning every diving event; achieves highest score for an individual dive in Olympic history (112.10)
    2008 Midfielder Ángel Di María scores a 58th minute winner as Argentina beats Nigeria 1-0 to take the men's football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; 89,102 at the National Stadium
    2009 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Rich Harvest Farms: US wins 3rd consecutive Cup 16-12; win 8 of 12 singles to dominate final day
    2009 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Crosswater Club: Mike Reid wins his second Champions Tour major with birdie on first playoff hole against John Cook
    2015 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
    2015 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event

    BIRTHDAYS
    1922 George Kell, American baseball player, born in Swifton, Arkansas (d. 2009)
    1923 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs), born in Jamaica (d. 1995)
    1929 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer (British Open 1954-56, 58, 65), born in Brunswick, Victoria (d. 2018)
    1930 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
    1933 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in Köttingen, Germany (d. 1995)
    1934 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, American NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins) and sportscaster, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
    1941 Gloria Ehret, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1966), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
    1942 Nancy Richey, American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), born in San Angelo, Texas
    Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
    1945 Rayfield Wright, American football player, born in Griffin, Georgia
    1948 Ron Blomberg, American 1st baseman (NY Yankees) and 1st designated hitter, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1949 Geoff Capes, British shot putter, born in Holbeach, England
    1952 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1957 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician, born in Volos, Greece
    1958 Julio Franco, oldest regular position player in MLB history, born in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
    1962 Glenn Healy, Canadian NHL goalie (NY Rangers), born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
    1962 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
    1963 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1963 Richard Illingworth, English cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- ), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
    1964 Johan Bruyneel, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
    1966 Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
    1966 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
    1967 Markus Ketterer, Finnish hockey goalie (Team Finland), born in Helsinki, Finland
    1968 Chris DiMarco, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2004 runner-up), born in Huntington, New York
    1968 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2017)
    1968 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
    1969 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Florence, South Carolina
    1969 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter, born in NYC, New York
    1970 Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1970 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1971 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Mansfield, Ohio
    1971 Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer, born in Besana in Brianza, Italy
    1972 Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1972 Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
    1972 Tony Carter, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1972 Martin Grainger, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
    1972 Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
    1973 James Roe, American football wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1973 Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
    1973 Casey Blake, American baseball player, born in Des Moines, Iowa
    1974 Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner, born in Eldoret, Kenya
    1975 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    1976 Kate Sobrero, American soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
    1977 Nicole Bobeck, American figure skater (US Champ 1995), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1977 Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer, born in San José, Costa Rica
    1978 Kobe Bryant, American basketball guard (5-time NBA champion, LA Lakers, 18-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1979 Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
    1980 Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player, born in Sánchez, Dominican Republic
    1980 Rex Grossman, American football player, born in Bloomington, Indiana
    1981 Stephan Loboué, Ivorian footballer, born in Pforzheim, Germany
    1981 Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
    1982 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer, born in Vallejo, California
    1982 Scott Palguta, American soccer player, born in Toms River, New Jersey
    1983 Sun Mingming, Chinese basketball player, World's tallest player at 7ft 9in, born in Bayan County, China
    1984 Glen Johnson, English footballer, born in Greenwich, London
    1986 Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons, born in Kiama, Australia
    1986 Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons, born in Kiama, Australia
    1988 Daniel Schwaab, German footballer, born in Waldkirch, Germany
    1988 Jeremy Lin, American NBA player (Toronto Raptors), born in Torrance, California

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    1883 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Two-time defending champion Richard Sears wins 3rd straight title; beats James Dwight 6-2, 6-0, 9-7
    1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
    1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
    1907 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane : Australian Horace Rice beats Harry Parker of New Zealand 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
    1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
    1908 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
    1918 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
    1918 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
    1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
    1922 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
    1925 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats Kitty McKane of England 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 for her third straight US singles title
    1929 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England's Phoebe Holcroft Watson 6-4, 6-2 for her 3rd straight and 6th overall US singles title
    1940 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run
    1957 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
    1958 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
    1962 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
    1963 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
    1972 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
    1975 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
    1975 PGA Tournament Players Championship, Colonial CC: Al Geiberger leads wire-to-wire to finish 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Dave Stockton
    1979 NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
    1982 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
    1983 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
    1984 Pat Bradley sets LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 during 2nd round of Columbia Savings National at Green Gables CC, Denver, CO
    1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
    1991 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
    1992 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
    1993 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
    1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
    1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
    1997 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
    2004 Kenyan runners sweep the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the Athens Olympics; Ezekiel Kemboi wins gold ahead of Brimin Kipruto and Paul Kipsiele Koech
    2004 Moroccan super star athlete Hicham El Guerrouj wins 1st leg of his 1,500/5,000m double at the Athens Olympics in 3:34.18
    2004 Future 8-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes 5th in his 200m heat in 21.05, failing to qualify for the 2nd round at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Roman Šebrle of the Czech Republic (8,893 points OR) edges American Bryan Clay (8,820) in the decathlon at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia vaults 4.91m to break her own pole vault world record and win the gold medal from team mate Svetlana Feofanova at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Americans Kerri Walsh and Misty May team up to win the women's beach volleyball gold at the Athens Olympics beating Brazilian pair Shelda Bede & Adriana Behar 21–17, 21–11
    2006 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL
    2007 11th Athletics World Championships open at Osaka, Japan
    2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population
    2008 The star-studded American men's basketball team led by the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul & Kobe Bryant win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a relatively narrow 118-107 win over Spain
    2008 Samuel Wansiru becomes first Kenyan to win the men's Olympic marathon in Beijing; wins in Olympic record time; silver medallist Joauad Gharib of Morocco also faster than OR, yet 44 seconds behind
    2008 Dániel Varga & Péter Biros score 3 goals each as Hungary wins the men's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; third consecutive Olympic gold medal
    2014 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Ryu So-yeon wins by 2 from fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi
    2018 French Open Tennis bans Serena Williams' black Nike catsuit from future tournaments citing 'respect for the game and the place'

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)
    1890 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympics 3 gold, 2 silver 1912, 20, 24), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
    1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
    1921 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver, born in Manchester, England (d. 2008)
    1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
    1947 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
    1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
    1952 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois
    1954 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
    1959 Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
    1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
    1960 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
    1960 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
    1965 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Riverside, California
    1966 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
    1967 Michael Lauriston Thomas, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
    1968 Benoît Brunet, Canadian NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
    1968 Tim Salmon, American MLB outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
    1970 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (Olympics gold 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
    1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey
    1970 Rich Beem, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2002), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
    1972 Christian Ruud, Norwegian tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
    1972 Ian Moran, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1972 Kurt Miller, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1973 Andrew Brunette, Canadian NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
    1973 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer, born in Barendrecht, Netherlands
    1974 Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1974 Tony McCombs, American football linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
    1975 Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1976 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Goirle, Netherlands
    1976 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Breda, Netherlands
    1977 Per Gade, Danish footballer, born in Nibe, Denmark
    1977 Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer, born in Vienna, Austria
    1977 Denílson, Brazilian footballer, born in Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil
    1977 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, born in Jena, Germany (d. 2009)
    1978 Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player, born in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic
    1979 Orlando Engelaar, Dutch international footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    1979 Michael Redd, American basketball player, born in Columbus, Ohio
    1982 Kim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer, born in Sandviken, Sweden
    1983 Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player, born in Calw, Germany
    1986 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, born in Silver Spring, Maryland (d. 2009)
    1986 Arian Foster, American football running back (Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    1987 Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player, born in Jesenice, Slovenia
    1987 Jon Scheyer, American-Israeli basketball player, born in Northbrook, Illinois

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    1804 Alicia Thornton becomes 1st woman jockey riding in York, England
    1890 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
    1895 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Fred Hovey beats defending champion Robert Wrenn 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title
    1904 James J. Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
    1910 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Tom Bundy 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1 for his 4th consecutive US singles title
    1917 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles 5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3 for first of 2 straight US singles titles
    1920 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
    1920 American swimmer Norman Ross wins his first of 3 gold medals at the Antwerp Olympics in dominating men's 1,500m freestyle; also wins 400m freestyle and 4 x 200m freestyle relay
    1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey leads an American medal sweep of the Antwerp Olympics women's 100m freestyle with a world record swim of 1:13.6
    1920 Swedish divers sweep the medals in the men's plain high diving event at the Antwerp Olympics; Arvid Wallman wins gold ahead of team mates Nils Skoglund & John Jansson
    1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
    1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
    1924 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
    1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
    1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
    1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
    1946 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Portland GC: Ben Hogan beats Ed Oliver, 6 & 4 for first of his 9 major titles
    1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
    Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
    1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
    1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
    1960 XVII Summer Olympic Games open in Rome, Italy
    1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jerseys
    1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
    1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship
    1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered
    1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
    1977 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame
    1978 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
    1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
    1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
    1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
    1985 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
    1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
    1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
    1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
    1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
    1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
    1996 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
    2004 Greek athlete Fani Chalkia comes out of retirement to compete in her home Olympics in Athens; wins 400m hurdles gold medal in 52.82
    2004 Gal Fridman becomes Israel's first Olympic gold medallist when he wins the men's Mistral One Design windsurfing event at the Athens Games
    2004 Olga Kuzenkova of Russia throws an Olympic record 75.02m to edge the field and win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Athens Games
    2004 Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify
    2004 Emanuel Rego & Ricardo Santos win Brazil's first gold medal in men's beach volleyball with a 21–16, 21–15 victory over Spanish pair Javier Bosma & Pablo Herrera
    2013 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher

    BIRTHDAYS
    1868 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
    1910 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
    1927 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
    1928 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
    1934 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
    1935 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
    1942 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
    1946 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
    1946 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
    1952 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    1954 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
    1956 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
    1957 Sikander Bakht,Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
    1962 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
    1962 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
    1964 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster, born in Athens, Greece
    1965 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
    1965 Kathy Horvath, American tennis player (World #10 1984, 6 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1965 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
    1965 Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
    1966 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
    1968 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1969 Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer (British Open 2009), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
    1969 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
    1969 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
    1969 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
    1969 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
    1970 Debbie Graham, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles), born in Walnut Creek, California
    1970 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
    1970 Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
    1970 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
    1970 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
    1972 Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
    1972 Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
    1972 Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
    1972 Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
    1974 Chris Mantilla, diver (Olympics 1996), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1974 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
    1974 Mike Jenkins, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
    1975 Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
    1975 Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
    1976 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1976 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1977 Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)
    1979 Marlon Harewood, English footballer
    1980 Neal Musser, American baseball player
    1983 James Rossiter, British racing driver
    1987 James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
    1987 Justin Upton, American baseball player
    1988 Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer (US Open 2007 runner-up; Rookie of the Year 2007), born in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil

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    1896 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 for his third US singles title
    1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
    1903 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Englishman Laurence Doherty beats American defending champion William Larned 6-0, 6-3, 10-8; first non-American champion
    1909 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs
    1912 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
    1912 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Maurice McLoughlin wins first of 2 straight US singles titles; beats Wallace F. Johnson 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
    1913 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
    1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
    1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
    1939 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS- Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
    1940 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
    1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
    1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
    1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
    1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
    1962 Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
    1963 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
    1966 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1971 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
    1971 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history
    1972 XX Summer Olympic Games open in Munich, West Germany
    1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
    1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
    1973 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
    1984 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
    1985 Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
    MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
    1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
    1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
    1995 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
    2000 Australia clinches first Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 19-18 win over South Africa in Durban; Wallabies centre Stirling Mortlock lands 4 penalties and a conversion
    2004 Félix Sánchez wins the men's 400m hurdles 47.63 in Athens; the Dominican Republic's first ever Olympic gold medal
    2004 An American 1-2-3 in the 200m medals at the Athens Olympics; Shawn Crawford gold in 19.79 ahead of Bernard Williams & Justin Gatlin
    2004 Germany wins its first ever Olympic women's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win against the Netherlands in Athens
    2004 Lindsay Tarpley and Mary Wambach score as the US beats Brazil 2-1, maintaining an undefeated record to win the women's football gold medal at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Hamish Carter of New Zealand wins the men's gold medal ahead of team mate Bevan Docherty, whilst Kate Allen of Austria takes out the women's Triathlon at the Athens Olympics
    2006 New Zealand retain Tri Nations Rugby Series with 45-26 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 4 conversions
    2012 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
    2012 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko wins by 3 from Inbee Park
    2016 San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US
    2017 Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
    2017 Manchester City scores a 2-1 win at Bournemouth to start EPL record 18 game winning streak; Raheem Sterling scores for City but is sent off with 2 yellow cards in injury time
    2018 Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine

    BIRTHDAYS
    1879 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), born in West Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1958)
    1890 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
    1894 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
    1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
    1908 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
    1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
    1909 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
    1924 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
    1930 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
    1937 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtics)
    1943 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
    1949 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1952 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
    1953 Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
    1956 Mark Mangino, American football coach
    1957 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
    1957 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia
    1958 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
    1961 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1962 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
    1963 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
    1964 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1964 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1964 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1964 Karla Karch-Gailus, basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
    1966 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
    1967 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
    1968 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
    1968 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
    1969 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
    1969 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
    1969 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1970 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
    1970 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
    1971 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
    1971 Sharon Tina Jenkins, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1972 Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
    1973 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
    1974 Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
    1974 Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
    1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
    1976 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1977 Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
    1977 Morris Peterson, American basketball player
    1979 Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
    1979 Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
    1979 Jamal Lewis, American football player
    1980 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
    1981 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
    1981 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
    1981 Birdie Kim, South Korean golfer (US Open 2005), born in Iksan, South Korea
    1983 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
    1989 James Harden, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2018 Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
    1992 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast

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    1884 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears makes it 4 straight US singles titles; beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
    1890 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Oliver Campbell beats 2-time defending champion Henry Slocum 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
    1894 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Robert Wrenn beats Irishman Manliff Goodbody 6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
    1897 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
    1901 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Beals Wright 6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4 for the first of 7 US singles titles
    1902 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion William Larned beats Englishman R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
    1908 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
    1909 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats William Clothier 6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1 for his 3rd straight & 5th overall US singles title
    1910 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
    1911 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
    1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
    1920 American diver Louis Kuehn leads a US medal sweep in the men's 3m springboard event at the Antwerp Olympics; team mates Clarence Pinkston & Louis Balbach take the minor medals
    1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
    1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
    1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
    1960 Australian swimmer John Devitt controversially wins the 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rome Olympics; recorded same time 55.2 as silver medallist American Lance Larson
    1960 British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough sets 200m breaststroke world record 2:49.5 to beat German pair Wiltrud Urselmann & Barbara Göbel for the gold medal at the Rome Olympics
    1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
    1974 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
    1975 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
    1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
    1976 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
    1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
    1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
    1985 Mary Joe Fernández at 14 years 8 days old becomes youngest player to win at the US Tennis Open; beats England's Sara Gomer 6-1, 6-4 in a 1st round match
    1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
    1990 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
    1992 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
    1995 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
    1995 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
    1996 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning
    2004 China's first ever gold in Olympic Games men's track and field; Liu Xiang wins 110m hurdles in Athens, equalling Colin Jackson's 1993 world record time of 12.91 seconds
    2004 German kayaker Birgit Fischer wins gold in K-4 500m & silver in K-2 500m in Athens; first woman in any sport to win gold medals at 6 different Olympics, gold 24 years apart, and 1st person to win 2 or more medals in 5 different Games
    2004 Timothy Mack vaults an Olympic record 5.95m to win the pole vault gold medal from fellow American Toby Stevenson (5.90m) at the Athens Olympics
    2004 Osleidys Menéndez of Cuba throws an Olympic record 71.53m to easily beat German Steffi Nerius for the women's javelin gold medal at the Athens Games
    2004 In a huge upset in the men's basketball semi final at the Athens Olympics, Argentina beats a star-studded but unsettled US team 89-81; they go on to take gold and US bronze
    2004 Australia wins its first ever Olympic men's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win a.e.t. against the Netherlands in Athens
    2006 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Reserve Vineyards & GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins first of 2 Champions Tour majors with birdie on 1st playoff hole against Lonnie Nielsen
    2011 13th Athletics World Championships open at Daegu, South Korea
    2011 Australia claims final Tri Nations Rugby Series with 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane; Argentina's Pumas join competition the following year; series rebranded The Rugby Championship
    2015 15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win
    2017 Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas
    2017 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins by 2 from Mirim Lee
    2018 Reigning French Open tennis champion Simona Halep becomes first top-seeded woman to lose in 1st round of the U.S. Open; loses to Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4; first match at newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium

    BIRTHDAYS
    1908 Frank Leahy, American football coach (Notre Dame), born in O'Neill, Nebraska (d. 1973)
    1909 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
    1916 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
    1917 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
    1925 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
    1927 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1999)
    1928 Joan Kroc, American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
    1928 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
    1929 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
    1931 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, course designer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2011)
    1931 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
    1935 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
    1947 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
    1949 Doug Tewell, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 2000, The Tradition 2001), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1950 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
    1951 Don Pooley Jr, American golfer (US Senior Open 2002), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1954 Derek Warwick, race car driver
    1954 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
    1955 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1957 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (US Masters 1985, 93; 42 European Tour titles), born in Anhausen, Germany
    1959 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
    1960 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
    1962 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
    1965 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
    1965 Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
    1966 Deena Wigger, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    1967 Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
    1967 Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens)
    1968 Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
    1968 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
    1968 Martin Lowenfish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
    1969 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
    1969 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
    1969 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
    1970 Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
    1970 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
    1970 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
    1970 Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
    1970 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
    1970 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
    1970 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
    1970 Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
    1971 Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
    1971 Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
    1972 Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
    1972 Donta Jones, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1972 Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
    1973 Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
    1973 Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
    1974 Sean Woodson, safety (Buffalo Bills)
    1974 José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1974 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
    1975 Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
    1976 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
    1976 Craig Mills, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1977 Deco, Portuguese footballer
    1979 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
    1984 David Bentley, English footballer
    1984 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
    1987 Darren McFadden, American football player


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