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    1897 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: Englishman Joe Lloyd wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Willie Anderson of Scotland; last 36-hole US Open
    1906 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
    1912 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
    1917 Honus Wagner, retires at 43, Pirates retire his #33
    1920 National Football League is born in Canton, Ohio; 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association; re-named the NFL in 1922
    1922 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
    1927 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 11-9, 6-3, 11-9
    1928 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
    1928 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins his only US title; beats American Frank Hunter 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
    1931 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
    1937 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
    1939 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Reigning Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs beats fellow American Welby van Horn 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
    1939 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Dual champion Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs 6-0, 8-10, 6-4
    1941 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
    1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
    1949 Ryder Cup Golf, Ganton GC: US beats Great Britain, 7-5; Americans win 6 of 8 singles matches to claim victory
    1950 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
    1953 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
    1954 In a quick re-match at Yankee Stadium, NYC, Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in the 8th round to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
    1959 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
    1960 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser wins 2nd straight US title; beats Rod Laver 6-4, 6-4, 9-7
    1960 US National Championship Women's Tennis: American Darlene Hard wins her first US singles title; beats defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 10-12, 6-4
    1961 Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
    1961 Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game against the Chicago Bears, coming off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 37-13 victory, also becoming the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game
    1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR
    1966 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
    1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
    1968 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
    1974 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
    1977 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup
    1978 Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3
    1979 Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season
    1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
    1984 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs
    1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
    1989 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
    1991 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1992 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
    1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
    2000 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins
    2001 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks
    2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy
    2006 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Charleroi, Belgium: Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium withdraws with an injured knee with decisive doubles match level at 1-set all; Italy wins first ever title, 3-2
    2017 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden beats Brittany Altomare at 1st sudden-death playoff hole; event reduced to 54 holes after day 1 abandoned (bad weather)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1879 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (Negro leagues), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1930)
    1894 James Anderson, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1922, 24, 25), born in Sydney NSW (d. 1973)
    1900 Hughie Critz, American MLB baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1980)
    1903 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (Olympic bronze 1928), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
    1927 George Blanda, American NFL kicker and quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders), born in Youngwood, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
    1929 Stirling Moss, British race car driver, born in London, England
    1934 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player who won the 1st women's Grand Slam in 1953, born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)
    1937 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1941 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
    1942 Des Lynam, British TV and radio sportscaster, born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
    1942 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968), born in Gig Harbor, Washington
    1945 Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers), born in Deer Lodge, Montana
    1946 Billy Bonds, English soccer defender and manager (Charlton, West Ham United), born in Woolwich, London, England
    1955 Scott Simpson, American golfer (US Open 1987; 7 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
    1956 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
    1958 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
    1959 Hank Ilesic, Canadian CFL punter and place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1960 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1964 Karen Straker, horse show jumper
    1966 Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
    1967 Derek Ware, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
    1967 Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
    1968 Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
    1968 Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998)
    1969 Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)
    1969 Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player (world champion 1997), born in Dublin, Rep. of Ireland
    1970 Al Fontenot, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
    1970 Ashley Ambrose, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
    1970 Mark Brunell, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1971 David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
    1971 Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC)
    1972 Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
    1972 Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1973 David Reid, light middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1973 Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
    1974 Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
    1974 Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
    1975 Jimmie Johnson, American auto racer (7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion), born in El Cajon, California
    1976 Jonathan Nichols, dance skater (& Tami Tyler), born in Wilmington, Delaware
    1977 Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
    1977 Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
    1977 Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
    1978 Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
    1979 Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer
    1979 Akin Ayodele, American football player
    1980 Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador)
    1980 Danny Haren, American baseball player
    1981 Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
    1981 Casey Janssen, American baseball player
    1981 Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
    1982 Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
    1985 Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
    1985 Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic
    1985 Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player (13 ATP Tour titles), born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
    1985 Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
    1986 Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
    1986 Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
    1987 Paul Huntington, English footballer
    1995 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas
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    1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
    1863 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park, Sr. wins his 2nd title; beats rival Tom Morris Sr. by 2 strokes
    1903 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
    1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
    1915 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
    1926 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman René Lacoste wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats countryman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
    1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
    1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
    1930 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
    1930 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
    1938 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
    1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
    1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
    1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
    1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
    1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
    1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
    1963 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
    1965 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
    1966 Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas throws 4 touchdown passes in 38-23 win at Minnesota to surpass Y.A. Tittle as NFL's career leader with 212; finishes career with 290 TD passes
    1967 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
    1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
    1971 Ryder Cup Golf, Old Warson CC: US beats Europe, 18½-13½; after leading by 1 match, GB loses all Friday morning 4-ball matches to lose momentum
    1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
    1977 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
    1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
    1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
    1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
    1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
    1991 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
    1991 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
    1991 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
    1993 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
    1994 1st Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: US beats International team, 20-12
    1994 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
    1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
    1997 Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
    Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
    2005 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Paris, France: Russian pair Elena Dementieva & Dinara Safina win deciding doubles rubber 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo & Mary Pierce of France; clinches Russia's 2nd consecutive title, 3-2
    2016 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her 2nd major title by 4 strokes from Ryu So-yeon & Park Sung-hyun; 21-under-par score a record for all women's majors

    BIRTHDAYS
    1869 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
    1892 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
    1911 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
    1912 Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), born in Sharon, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
    1925 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
    1926 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
    1926 Bob Toski, American golfer, instructor (PGA Tour leading money winner 1954), born in Haydenville, Massachusetts
    1933 Scotty Bowman, NHL player and coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1942 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
    1946 Otis Sistrunk, American football player (Oakland Raiders), born in Columbus, Georgia
    1947 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
    1948 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
    1949 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England
    1950 Darryl Sittler, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (NHL record for most points in a game, 10), born in St. Jacobs, Ontario
    1951 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver, born in Arisdorf, Switzerland
    1952 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach, born in NYC, New York
    1954 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach, born in Camden, Arkansas
    1956 Peter Šťastný, Slovak-Canadian ice hockey player, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
    1958 John Aldridge, Irish footballer, born in Liverpool, England
    1959 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
    1959 Ian Arkwright, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in Shafton, Barnsley, England
    1962 John Fashanu, English footballer and TV presenter, born in Kensington, London
    1963 Richard Weiss, American slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
    1963 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver, born in Romford, London
    1966 Isabelle Demongeot, French tennis star, born in Gassin, France
    1968 Toni Kukoč, Croatian-American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
    1969 Robert Coons, American NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Brea, California
    1970 Everett Lindsay, American NFL guard and center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Burlington, Iowa
    1970 Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1970 Mike Compton, American NFL center and guard (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, Virginia
    1971 Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas
    1971 Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
    1971 Ron Childs, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Kennewick, Washington
    1972 François Gesthuizen, Dutch soccer player (PSV, NAC), born in Millingen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
    1972 Richard Huntley, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Monroe, North Carolina
    1972 Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium
    1972 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer, born in Shipley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
    1973 Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
    1974 Sol Campbell, English footballer, born in Plaistow, London
    1974 Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player (Sacramento Monarchs), born in Figueira da Foz, Portugal
    1975 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter (OLympic gold 1992), born in Hrodna, Belarus
    1976 Ronaldo [Luís Nazário de Lima], Brazilian retired soccer player, popularly described as "O Fenômeno" (The Phenomenon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1976 Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player
    1977 Li Tie, Chinese footballer
    1978 Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
    1979 Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer
    1980 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
    1980 Chris Tarrant, Australian football player
    1983 Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
    1984 Anthony Gonzalez, American football player

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    1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
    1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
    1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
    1921 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
    1925 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
    1931 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Wannamoisett CC: 20 year old American Tom Creavy beats Denny Shute, 2 & 1 in the final for his lone major title
    1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
    1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant
    1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
    1948 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills , NY: Pancho Gonzales wins first of 2 consecutive US singles titles; beats Eric Sturgess 6-2, 6-3, 14-12
    1948 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills , NY: Margaret Osborne duPont wins first of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
    1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
    1968 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR
    1971 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
    1971 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
    1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
    1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
    1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
    1988 American diver Greg Louganis smashes his head on diving board during the 3m springboard preliminaries at the Seoul Olympics; recovers to qualify for the final which he wins the following day
    1988 US women's all-round gymnastics team is controversially penalised 0.5 after compulsory round at the Seoul Olympics; substitute an alternate athlete on uneven bars medal podium; Americans finish 4th just 0.3 behind East Germany
    1988 Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong sets world record 1:47.25 to win the 200m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats Anders Holmertz of Sweden by 0.64
    1988 British swimmer Adrian Moorehouse wins 100m breaststroke gold medal in 1:02.04 at the Seoul Olympics; edges Károly Güttler of Hungary by 0.01
    1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
    1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
    1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons
    1993 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
    1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
    1999 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Stanford, California: Lindsay Davenport beats Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their record extending 16th title
    2000 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
    2004 Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event
    2008 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants
    2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
    2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1991)
    1921 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
    1922 Dana Zátopková, Czech javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952), born in Fryštát, Czechoslovakia
    1922 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic (d. 2000)
    1926 Duke Snider, American baseball centerfielder (406 HRs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
    1930 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
    1936 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
    1937 Abner Haynes, American football player, born in Denton, Texas
    1941 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
    1943 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kitzbühel, Austria (d. 2001)
    1943 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
    1945 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    1946 Brian Henton, English racing driver, born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire
    1947 Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
    1948 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
    1952 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
    1956 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1958 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
    1960 Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
    1962 Randy Myers, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), born in Vancouver, Washington
    1962 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island
    1963 David Seaman, English football goalkeeper (Arsenal), born in Rotherham, England
    1964 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
    1965 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
    1966 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in North York, Ontario
    1967 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
    1967 Alexander Karelin, Russian-Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
    1970 Antti Törmänen, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa), born in Espoo, Finland
    1971 Colleen Coyne, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
    1971 Jeremy Nunley, American NFL defensive tackle and defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 2018)
    1972 Amy Frazier, American tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
    1972 David Tamburrino, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
    1972 Eric van de Merwe, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
    1972 Fred McCrary, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Naples, Florida
    1973 Nick Colgan, Irish football goalkeeper, born in Drogheda, Ireland
    1973 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    1977 Aakash Chopra, Indian cricketer, born in Agra, India
    1978 Nick Johnson, American baseball player, born in Tempe, Arizona
    1978 Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer, born in Logroño, Spain
    1981 Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist (Nippo–Vini Fantini team), born in Cerro Veronese, Italy
    1981 Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
    1982 Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player, born in Chania, Crete, Greece
    1982 Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Faribault, Minnesota
    1983 Joey Devine, American baseball player, born in Junction City, Kansas
    1983 Charlie Haeger, American baseball player, born in Livonia, Michigan
    1985 Brittany Lincicome, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2009, 15), born in St. Petersburg, Florida


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    1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
    1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
    1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
    1921 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
    1925 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
    1931 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Wannamoisett CC: 20 year old American Tom Creavy beats Denny Shute, 2 & 1 in the final for his lone major title
    1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
    1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant
    1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
    1948 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills , NY: Pancho Gonzales wins first of 2 consecutive US singles titles; beats Eric Sturgess 6-2, 6-3, 14-12
    1948 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills , NY: Margaret Osborne duPont wins first of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
    1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
    1968 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR
    1971 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
    1971 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
    1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
    1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
    1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
    1988 American diver Greg Louganis smashes his head on diving board during the 3m springboard preliminaries at the Seoul Olympics; recovers to qualify for the final which he wins the following day
    1988 US women's all-round gymnastics team is controversially penalised 0.5 after compulsory round at the Seoul Olympics; substitute an alternate athlete on uneven bars medal podium; Americans finish 4th just 0.3 behind East Germany
    1988 Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong sets world record 1:47.25 to win the 200m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats Anders Holmertz of Sweden by 0.64
    1988 British swimmer Adrian Moorehouse wins 100m breaststroke gold medal in 1:02.04 at the Seoul Olympics; edges Károly Güttler of Hungary by 0.01
    1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
    1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
    1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons
    1993 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
    1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
    1999 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Stanford, California: Lindsay Davenport beats Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their record extending 16th title
    2000 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
    2004 Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event
    2008 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants
    2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
    2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1991)
    1921 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
    1922 Dana Zátopková, Czech javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952), born in Fryštát, Czechoslovakia
    1922 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic (d. 2000)
    1926 Duke Snider, American baseball centerfielder (406 HRs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
    1930 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
    1936 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
    1937 Abner Haynes, American football player, born in Denton, Texas
    1941 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
    1943 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kitzbühel, Austria (d. 2001)
    1943 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
    1945 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    1946 Brian Henton, English racing driver, born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire
    1947 Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
    1948 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
    1952 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
    1956 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1958 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
    1960 Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
    1962 Randy Myers, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), born in Vancouver, Washington
    1962 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island
    1963 David Seaman, English football goalkeeper (Arsenal), born in Rotherham, England
    1964 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
    1965 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
    1966 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in North York, Ontario
    1967 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
    1967 Alexander Karelin, Russian-Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
    1970 Antti Törmänen, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa), born in Espoo, Finland
    1971 Colleen Coyne, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
    1971 Jeremy Nunley, American NFL defensive tackle and defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 2018)
    1972 Amy Frazier, American tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
    1972 David Tamburrino, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
    1972 Eric van de Merwe, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
    1972 Fred McCrary, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Naples, Florida
    1973 Nick Colgan, Irish football goalkeeper, born in Drogheda, Ireland
    1973 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    1977 Aakash Chopra, Indian cricketer, born in Agra, India
    1978 Nick Johnson, American baseball player, born in Tempe, Arizona
    1978 Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer, born in Logroño, Spain
    1981 Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist (Nippo–Vini Fantini team), born in Cerro Veronese, Italy
    1981 Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
    1982 Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player, born in Chania, Crete, Greece
    1982 Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Faribault, Minnesota
    1983 Joey Devine, American baseball player, born in Junction City, Kansas
    1983 Charlie Haeger, American baseball player, born in Livonia, Michigan
    1985 Brittany Lincicome, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2009, 15), born in St. Petersburg, Florida


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    1876 Ottawa Football Club forms
    1902 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
    1907 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
    1908 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
    1913 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: 20-year old amateur Francis Ouimet wins his only Open title in an 18-hole playoff, 5 strokes ahead of Britons Harry Vardon & Ted Ray
    1919 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Engineers CC: Defending champion Jim Barnes defeats Fred McLeod, 6 & 5 in the final
    1919 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
    1924 PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick CC: 1921 champion Walter Hagen beats Englishman Jim Barnes 2-up in the final
    1924 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
    1924 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
    1931 MLB's Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
    1932 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
    1933 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
    1939 Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1948 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
    1949 Top American tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
    1953 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR
    1955 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
    1955 Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRs in a season
    1958 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
    1961 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
    1968 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
    1969 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw
    1969 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
    1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match
    1973 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
    1975 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper
    1980 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400
    1980 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
    1981 Ryder Cup Golf, Walton Heath GC: US wins 18½-9½; 6th and final Ryder Cup for Jack Nicklaus as a player; wins all 4 of his matches
    1983 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1984 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
    1985 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
    1987 French driver Alain Prost wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; his record 28th Formula 1 victory
    1987 San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati
    1987 Chicago running back Walter Payton scores his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay
    1988 American diver Greg Louganis wins the 3m springboard gold medal at the Seoul Olympics after famously hitting his head on the board the previous day
    1995 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
    1998 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Muirfield Village: US retains Cup; beats Europe 16-12 for third consecutive victory
    1998 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Geneva, Switzerland: Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beat Martina Hingis & Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6-0, 6-2 in doubles decider to clinch Spain's 5th title, 3-2
    2013 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
    2015 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, GC St. Leon-Rot: US regains Cup 14½ to 13½; Paula Creamer beats Sandra Gal 4 & 3 in deciding singles match

    BIRTHDAYS
    1873 Robert Wrenn, American tennis player (US Open 1893-94, 1896-97), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1925)
    1873 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
    1889 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1975)
    1910 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), born in Paris (d. 1996)
    1917 Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
    1933 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)
    1935 David Pegg, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Highfields, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1958)
    1938 Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder for NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
    1943 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
    1949 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
    1951 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec
    1954 Silvio Leonard, Cuban 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
    1954 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner, born in Buffalo, New York
    1957 Vladimir Tkachenko, Ukrainian-Russian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
    1959 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1960 Alice Regina Brown, American 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jackson, Mississippi
    1961 Erwin Koeman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Zaandam, Netherlands
    1967 Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
    1967 Martin Harrison, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Livermore, California
    1968 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1968 Eric Turner, American NFL safety (Cleveland Browns), born in Ventura, California
    1969 Tommy Jeter, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Nacogdoches, Texas
    1969 Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer, born in Amsterdam
    1970 John Copeland, American NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals), born in Lanett, Alabama
    1971 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Henryk Larsson, Swedish soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
    1971 Ryan Terry, American NFL running back and kick returner (Arizona Cardinals), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    1972 Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Vance Joseph, American NFL cornerback and safety (NY Jets), born in Marrero, Louisiana
    1973 Ronald McKinnon, American NFL linebacker, born in Elba, Alabama
    1975 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian-American race car driver, born in Bogotá, Colombia
    1977 Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
    1978 Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1978 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
    1978 Dante Hall, American football player
    1979 Sean Davis, English footballer
    1980 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
    1981 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
    1981 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
    1983 Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1990 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player


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    1905 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson wins his 3rd consecutive Open title, and his record 4th overall, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Alex Smith
    1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
    1911 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
    1912 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)
    1915 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
    1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
    1927 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight
    1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
    1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
    1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
    1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
    1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
    1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
    1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs
    1973 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 19-13; first time 'Ireland' included in team name
    1973 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
    1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
    1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
    1982 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
    1983 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
    1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
    1985 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
    1986 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
    1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
    1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
    1988 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
    1988 Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov wins individual all-round gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; follows his teams all-round victory; wins 4 gold for the Games
    1988 American swimmer Janet Evans sets a world record 4:03.85 to win the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; 3rd gold medal of the Games (400m I/M, 800m)
    1988 American swimmer Matt Biondi wins the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 48.63 at the Seoul Games; beats countryman Chris Jacobs & Stéphan Caron of France
    1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
    1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits
    1991 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory
    1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game
    1996 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, St. Pierre Hotel & CC: US retains Cup; beats Europe 17-11; in expanded format US wins 10 of 12 singles matches in final day blowout
    2002 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Interlachen CC: US regains Cup 15½-12½; Rosie Jones gains winning point in her 3 & 2 victory over Karine Icher
    2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1870 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)
    1889 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
    1896 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
    1907 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
    1912 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), born in London (d. 1999)
    1920 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
    1924 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)
    1927 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
    1927 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
    1932 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
    1934 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
    1935 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
    1936 Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (Reading FC), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
    1938 Gene Mingo, American football player
    1942 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
    1949 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1954 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
    1955 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
    1957 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1957 Phil Blackmar, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
    1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
    1958 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
    1960 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1961 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
    1961 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1965 Mark Guthrie, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
    1966 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
    1966 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
    1967 Elfrid Payton, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
    1967 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1967 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
    1967 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
    1968 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
    1968 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1969 Marian Chlad, soccer player (FC Groningen)
    1969 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1970 Eric L Blount, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1970 Greg Huntington, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1970 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1970 Prince Wimbley, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1970 Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
    1971 Christian Fauria, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
    1971 Ian Van Der Wal, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
    1972 Nate Dingle, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1974 Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
    1975 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
    1977 Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
    1978 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
    1978 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
    1982 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
    1984 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
    1985 Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer

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

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    1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
    1868 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Jr. beats his father, Tom Morris Sr. by 3 strokes; at 17 young Morris remains youngest Open champion
    1873 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
    1892 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy
    1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
    1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
    1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
    1926 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1937 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
    1939 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
    1948 Braves clinch NL pennant
    1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
    1952 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62
    1952 Undefeated Rocky Marciano KOs defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round at Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia for the world heavyweight boxing title
    1955 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
    1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
    1961 Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
    1970 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
    1983 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
    1983 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
    1984 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
    1984 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
    1988 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
    1988 Portuguese world champion Rosa Mota runs 2:25:40 to score a famous Olympic marathon win over Australian Lisa Martin at the Seoul Games
    1988 Americans Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi swim world record 3:16.53 to win 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the Seoul Olympics
    1988 East German swimmer Uwe Dassler sets world record 3:46.95 to win 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; edges Australian Duncan Armstrong by 0.2s
    1989 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
    1992 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
    1992 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
    1997 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
    2017 US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend
    2018 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Tiger Woods wins by 2 strokes from Billy Horschel; Woods' 80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus
    2018 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre's record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37
    2018 Alexander Zverev beats Kevin Anderson 6-7, 7-5, 10-7 in Chicago to complete a 13-8 win for Team Europe over Team World in the 2nd Laver Cup tennis tournament

    BIRTHDAYS
    1895 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
    1917 Imry Nemeth, Hungarian hammer thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
    1931 Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
    1938 Clifford Ann Creed, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1965), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
    1939 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
    1941 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
    1943 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
    1956 Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
    1957 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1958 Larry Mize, American golfer (US Masters 1987), born in Augusta, Georgia
    1958 Marvin Lewis, American football coach
    1961 Phyllis Hines, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1962 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
    1963 Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
    1964 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1964 Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
    1964 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
    1965 Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (17 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1966 Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
    1966 Pete Harnisch, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Commack, New York
    1969 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
    1969 Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver
    1970 Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer
    1971 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
    1971 Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen)
    1971 Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
    1973 Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1977 Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
    1979 Ricky Davis, American basketball player
    1979 Bryant McKinnie, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
    1981 Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
    1984 Matt Kemp, American baseball player
    1985 Brian Brohm, American football player
    1985 Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
    1985 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
    1985 Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
    1986 Martin Cranie, English footballer
    1988 Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player (US Open 2009), born in Tandil, Argentina
    1989 Brandon Jennings, American basketball player

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    1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
    1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
    1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
    1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
    1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
    1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
    1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
    1931 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
    1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
    1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
    1938 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Don Budge beats fellow American Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 to become first player to win a Grand Slam
    1938 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Alice Marble wins her second US singles crown; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton of Australia 6-0, 6-3
    1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
    1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs home town favourite Roland LaStarza in 11 at NYC's Polo Grounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
    1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
    1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
    1967 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
    1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
    1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
    1971 Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
    1973 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
    1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
    1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
    1979 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
    1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
    1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
    1983 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
    1984 Cubs clinch NL East title
    1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inning twice
    1988 American heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets new world record 7,291 points to win the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; East Germans Sabine John & Anke Behmer take the minor medals
    1988 Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson breaks his own 100m world record with a time of 9.79 at the Seoul Olympics; disqualified 3 days later for use of drug stanozolol; Carl Lewis awarded gold and world record 9.92
    1988 Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov shares horizontal bar gold medal with team mate Valeri Liukin at the Seoul Olympics; also wins the parallel bars event to take his gold medal haul to 4 for the Games
    1988 East German cyclist Christa Luding-Rothenburger wins silver medal in the women's track sprint at the Seoul Olympics; first athlete to win medals at Summer & Winter Games in same year; won speed skating gold in Calgary
    1988 Swimmer Silke Hörner wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics as part of the victorious East German 4 x 100m medley relay team
    1988 West German swimmer Michael Gross wins 200m butterfly in Olympic record 1:56.94 at the Seoul Games; third career gold medal
    1988 American swimmer Matt Biondi sets world record 22.14 to win the 50m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; his 4th of 5 gold medals for the Games
    1989 Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
    1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
    1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
    1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history
    1995 Ryder Cup Golf, Oak Hill CC: Europe wins 14½-13½; unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secures victory for Europe beating Jay Haas 1 up
    2006 Ryder Cup Golf, K Club, Ireland: Europe, captained by Ian Woosnam wins convincingly 18½-9½ for 3rd consecutive Cup victory
    2017 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump
    2017 LeBron James calls President Donald Trump "U Bum" in a tweet in response to Trump's comments about Stephen Curry
    2017 Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World 15-9 in the inaugural Laver Cup Tennis event in Prague, Czech Republic
    2017 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Xander Schauffele wins rich season-ending event by 1 stroke from Justin Thomas
    2018 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach

    BIRTHDAYS
    1871 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), born in Bebington, England (d. 1960)
    1884 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), born in Vabre-Tizac, France (d. 1963)
    1890 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
    1894 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1968)
    1921 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
    1924 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
    1924 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine
    1934 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), born in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
    1934 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
    1941 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
    1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
    1946 "Mean" Joe Greene, American NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman, born in Temple, Texas
    1946 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
    1950 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
    1951 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
    1956 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
    1961 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
    1962 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
    1962 Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), born in San Francisco, CA (d. 2019)
    1964 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
    1966 Atul Bedade, Indian cricketer (ODI batsman), born in Bombay, India
    1966 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1966 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
    1967 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
    1967 Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II)
    1969 Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1970 Jeanette Kollasch, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1970 Kristin Talbot, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Schuylerville New York
    1970 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1970 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
    1972 Jeff Hill, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
    1973 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
    1973 Eddie George, American football player
    1974 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
    1974 Matt McKeon, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Florissant, Missouri
    1976 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
    1977 Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
    1978 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
    1979 Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
    1980 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
    1980 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
    1980 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist
    1980 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver
    1981 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player
    1981 Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver
    1982 Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
    1982 Paul Hamm, American gymnast
    1982 Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
    1983 Randy Foye, American basketball player
    1987 Matthew Connolly, English footballer (Cardiff City), born in Barnet, England
    1988 Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player
    1988 Lisa Wang, American gymnast

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    1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
    1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
    1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
    1920 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th US singles crown
    1926 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Salisbury GC: Walter Hagen defeats Leo Diegel, 5 & 3 in the final to win his 3rd consecutive PGA C'ship title
    1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
    1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
    1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
    1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
    1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
    1949 US Open Women's Golf, Prince George's CC: Louise Suggs leads wire-to-wire to win by 14 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Babe Zaharias
    1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
    1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
    1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
    1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
    1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
    1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
    1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
    1966 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Gloria Ehret wins her only major title by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Mickey Wright
    1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
    1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
    1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
    1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
    1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
    1982 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi
    1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s
    1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
    1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
    1988 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins women's 100m in Olympic record 10.54; beats team mate Evelyn Ashford by 0.29; 1st leg of sprint double at Seoul Games
    1988 Romanian gymnast Daniela Silivaș wins 3 gold medals in one day at the Seoul Olympics; balance beam, floor exercise & uneven bars events; records record equalling 7 perfect scores of 10
    1988 Americans sweep the medals in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics; Carl Lewis wins his second gold of the Games with leap of 8.72m ahead of team mates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks
    1988 Phoebe Mills finishes third in the balance beam at the Seoul Olympics to become the first American female gymnast to win a medal at a fully attended Games
    1988 East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
    1988 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team
    1988 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
    1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
    1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
    1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
    1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager
    1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
    1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
    2000 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)
    2005 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes 3rd place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
    2011 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Killeen Castle, Ireland: Europe regain Cup 15-13; Azahara Muñoz beats Angela Stanford 1-up to clinch the Cup for Europe
    2013 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
    2016 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$10m

    BIRTHDAYS
    1886 May Sutton, American tennis player (first American woman to win Wimbledon singles title 1905), born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
    1905 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
    1917 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)
    1918 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
    1926 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), born in Lysyye Gory, Tambov Governorate (d. 1997)
    1927 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
    1929 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
    1932 Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
    1933 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
    1942 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), born in Ranfurly, New Zealand (d. 2015)
    1944 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)
    1946 Bishan Bedi, Indian cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), born in Amritsar, Punjab, British India
    1946 Gil Morgan, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles, 3 Champions Tour majors), born in Wewoka, Oklahoma
    1947 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
    1949 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)
    1951 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
    1954 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    1954 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
    1955 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
    1955 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
    1959 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
    1960 John Hills, British racehorse trainer (d. 2014)
    1960 Igor Belanov, Soviet-Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
    1961 Tim Zoehrer, Australian cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie), born in Armadale, Australia
    1962 Rajiv Kulkarni, Indian cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), born in Bombay, India
    1964 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive, born in Montreal, Canada
    1965 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (6-time NBA champion, 2 Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas
    1966 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Medford, New Jersey
    1966 Todd Philcox, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
    1967 Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
    1968 Reggie Jefferson, American baseball player (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
    1969 David Weathers, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
    1969 Hansie Cronje, South African cricket captain (solid South African batsman), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (d. 2002)
    1970 Curtis Buckley, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Oakdale, Louisiana
    1970 Damon Pieri, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1970 Doug Pelfrey, American NFL kicker (Cin Bengals), born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
    1971 John Lynch, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
    1973 Tijani Babangida, Nigerian soccer player (Roda JC), born in Kaduna, Nigeria
    1975 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player, born in Boulder, Colorado
    1976 Chauncey Billups, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Denver, Colorado
    1977 Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1978 Laura Nicholls, Canadian 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Kitchener, Ontario
    1978 Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer, born in Douala, Cameroon
    1978 Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer, born in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
    1978 Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
    1981 Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
    1981 Jason Bergmann, American baseball player, born in Neptune City, New Jersey
    1984 Matt Carle, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
    1990 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater, born in Nagoya, Japan

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    1861 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. beats Willie Park Sr. by 4 strokes
    1867 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. wins 4th title; beats rival Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes; at 46, Morris remains oldest Open champion
    1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
    1908 Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball
    1925 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen defeats Bill Mehlhorn, 6 & 5 in the final; 3rd PGA crown overall, and 7th of his 11 major titles
    1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
    1948 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
    1950 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
    1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
    1958 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
    1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
    1959 SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
    1961 Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
    1964 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
    1965 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 stroke from Clifford Ann Creed
    1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
    1975 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
    1976 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
    1977 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
    1978 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
    1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
    1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
    1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
    1984 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
    1988 Soviet throwers sweep the medals in the hammer throw at the Seoul Olympics; Sergey Litvinov wins gold with an Olympic record 84.80m ahead of team mates Yuriy Sedykh & Jüri Tamm
    1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
    1992 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
    1993 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: US beats Europe, 15-13; Davis Love III secures victory for the US beating Costantino Rocca at the 18th, 1 up
    1993 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
    1993 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
    1993 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season
    1995 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
    1995 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
    1996 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
    1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
    1999 Ryder Cup Golf, The Country Club, Brookline: US wins 14½-13½ after trailing 10-6 going into the singles; win first 6 matches to set up victory; poor American crowd & team behaviour heavily criticised
    2004 Ed Whitlock becomes 1st person over 70 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours (2:54:48) at Toronto Marathon

    BIRTHDAYS
    1905 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Patillas, Puerto Rico (d. 2011)
    1907 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
    1909 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
    1925 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
    1925 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
    1929 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)
    1931 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
    1935 Bob Barber, English cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68), born in Withington, Manchester
    1942 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
    1943 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1943 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver, born in Gordon, Sydney, Australia
    1947 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
    1956 Steve Butler, American racing driver, born in Amarillo, Texas
    1959 Rich Gedman, American baseball player, born in Worcester, Massachusetts
    1960 Bret Erickson, American sport shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Blair, Nebraska
    1962 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Ballarat, Australia
    1963 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan athlete (World marathon champion 1987, Olympic silver 1988), born in Mombasa, Kenya
    1964 Bobby Joe Edmonds, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Nashville, Tennessee,
    1964 Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York
    1966 Craig Heyward, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995; New Orleans Saints), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2006)
    1966 Francisco Andreu, American road cyclist (Olympic 4th 1988, 96), born in Dearborn, Michigan,
    1967 Craig Janney, American NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
    1969 Andy Petterson, Australian footballer, born in Fremantle, Australia
    1969 Paul Warhurst, English footballer, born in Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, United Kingdom
    1970 Paul Laus, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Beamsville, Canada
    1970 Trevor Ruffin, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Buffalo, New York
    1971 Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, Colorado
    1971 Patterson Thompson, West Indies cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
    1972 Mark Haslam, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992), born in Bury, United Kingdom
    1973 David Richie, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orange, California
    1973 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    1973 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper, born in Volos, Greece
    1974 Gary Hall Jr., American competition swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1974 Martin Muursepp, Estonian NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Tallinn, Estonia
    1976 Michael Ballack, German footballer, born in Görlitz, Germany
    1978 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner, born in Kapsabet, Kenya
    1979 Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast (World bronze 95, Olympic gold 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1979 Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer, born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    1979 Jon Harley, English footballer, born in Maidstone, United Kingdom
    1980 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver, born in Wolfsberg, Austria
    1980 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players, born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
    1981 Serena Williams, American tennis player (23 Grand Slam titles), born in Saginaw, Michigan
    1982 Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentine footballer, born in Gobernador Virasoro, Argentina
    1982 Rob Burrow, English rugby league player, born in Pontefract, United Kingdom
    1983 Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
    1988 Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater, born in Tampere, Finland

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    1879 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen & Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
    1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
    1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
    1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
    1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
    1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
    1919 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
    1921 American swimmer Johnny Weismuller sets his first 2 world records in the 100m and 150yd freestyle events the A.A.U. Nationals meet in Brighton Beach, NY
    1923 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs
    1930 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
    1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
    1931 MLB's Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
    1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
    1936 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
    1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
    1942 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
    1950 Heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
    1953 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
    1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
    1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
    1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
    1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
    1968 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
    1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
    1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
    1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
    1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
    1980 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
    1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
    1987 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
    1988 Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is disqualified from the Seoul Olympics 100m after his urine sample found to contain steroid stanozolol; American Carl Lewis awarded gold medal and world record 9.92
    1988 American diver Greg Louganis wins the 10m platform gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up diving double after also taking out the 3m springboard gold
    1988 East German cyclist Olaf Ludwig wins the men's road race in 4:32:22 at the Seoul Olympics; beats West German pair Bernd Gröne & Christian Henn
    1990 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
    1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
    1992 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
    1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
    1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
    2005 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets
    2008 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)
    2014 New Zealand clinch 3rd consecutive southern hemisphere Rugby Championship after bonus-point 34–13 win v Argentina in La Plata; first time NZ fail to win all their matches; fly half Beauden Barrett kicks 6/6
    2014 New Zealand scores 4 tries to Pumas 1 to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 4 conversions and 2 penalties

    BIRTHDAYS
    1881 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1906; 1st President International Hall of Fame 1954), born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
    1895 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, born in Spencer House, London (d. 1948)
    1905 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), born in Zittau, Saxony, Germany (d. 2001)
    1919 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
    1932 Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
    1934 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
    1935 Jerome Shipp, American basketball (Olympic gold 1964)
    1935 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
    1935 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2013)
    1935 Al MacNeil, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1970-71), born in Sydney, Nova Scotia
    1939 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7-time LPGA Player of Year, 6 major titles, record 88 LPGA Tour wins), born in Monahans, Texas
    1940 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
    1941 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
    1941 Peter Bonetti, English footballer
    1949 Mike Schmidt, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (NL MVP 1980-81, 86; 12-time MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1952 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (3 Paralympics gold medals), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2006)
    1953 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
    1953 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
    1957 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
    1957 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
    1959 Beth Heiden, American 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1962 Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder)
    1963 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1980)
    1965 Steve Kerr, American basketball guard, coach (5 NBA titles as player Chicago Bulls, SA Spurs, 3 as coach GS Warriors), born in Beirut, Lebanon
    1967 Jason Dungjen, pairs skater (& Kyoko Ina), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1967 Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian international soccer player
    1968 Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
    1968 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
    1968 Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
    1969 Laura Wilson, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Utica, New York
    1969 Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1969 Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
    1971 Alonzo Spellman, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
    1971 Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
    1972 Clara Hughes, cyclist (Olympics 2 bronze-96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1972 Laurie Shepard, Cordele, GA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1972 Malachy Loye, cricketer (Northamptonshire & England "A" batsman)
    1972 Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player
    1973 Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
    1973 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
    1974 Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
    1975 Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
    1975 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
    1976 Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
    1976 Jason Phillips, American baseball player
    1977 Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower
    1978 Jon Rauch, American baseball player
    1979 Jon Garland, American baseball player
    1979 Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
    1979 Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
    1981 Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
    1981 Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
    1982 Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
    1984 John Lannan, American baseball player
    1986 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
    1989 Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
    1991 Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
    1991 Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player (French Open 2018, Wimbledon 2019), born in Constanța, Romania

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    1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
    1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
    1921 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY
    1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
    1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
    1932 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
    1936 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
    1938 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates
    1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game
    1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
    1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
    1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL record 554 yards
    1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
    1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
    1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
    1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
    1970 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
    1972 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
    1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
    1975 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
    1975 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
    1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0
    1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1980 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit
    1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
    1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
    1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
    1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
    1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
    1988 Despite totally dominating his sport for 14 years, Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka wins his only Olympic gold medal with a vault of 5.90m at the Seoul Games
    1988 American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of team mates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
    1988 Australian Debbie Flintoff-King wins the 400m hurdles gold at the Seoul Olympics in 53.17, just 0.01 ahead of Tatyana Ledovskaya of the Soviet Union
    1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
    1992 Oakland A's win AL West title
    1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL
    1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
    1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
    1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
    1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
    1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
    1996 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
    1997 Ryder Cup Golf, Valderrama GC, Spain: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup; first time event contested in continental Europe; first of 6 consecutive victories at home by Europe
    1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
    2008 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2
    2014 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
    1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
    1887 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1889 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
    1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
    1905 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), born in Klein Luckow, Germany (d. 2005)
    1905 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)
    1907 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
    1907 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1948)
    1911 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, CA (d. 1994)
    1913 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)
    1919 Tom Harmon, American football player and announcer (LA Rams, CBS 1950-62), born in Rennselaer, Indiana (d. 1990)
    1935 Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer (14 PGA Tour wins), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1941 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
    1942 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
    1943 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1960)
    1945 Marielle Goitschel, French alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Sainte-Maxime, France
    1946 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
    1951 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1952 Anthony Davis, footballer
    1954 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
    1958 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
    1959 Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
    1959 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
    1960 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
    1961 Anne White, American tennis player (famously wares spandex Wimbledon 1985), born in Charleston, West Virginia
    1961 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1961 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
    1962 Irving Fryar, American NFL wide receiver (5-time Pro Bowl, #1 pick 1984 Draft), born in Mount Holly Township, New jersey
    1962 Laurie Rinker-Graham, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1987 3rd), born in Stuart, Florida
    1963 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
    1964 Paul Jewell, English football manager
    1966 Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)
    1967 Darion Conner, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
    1967 Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
    1967 Jason Dungjen, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1968 Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
    1968 Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
    1969 L Janusz Hooker, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1969 Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
    1970 Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan
    1970 Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
    1971 Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
    1971 David Weightman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Marcus Spears, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Chicago Bears, Amsterdam Admirals)
    1971 Matthew Elliott, cricketer (Australian Test opening batsman v WI 1996)
    1971 Alan Wright, English footballer
    1972 Cathy Caverzasio, Swiss tennis star
    1972 Greg Ivy, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
    1973 Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
    1974 Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
    1974 Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
    1975 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
    1977 Se-ri Pak, South Korean golfer (5 LPGA major titles; US Open 1998, British Open 2001), born in Daejeon, South Korea
    1979 Bam Margera, American skateboarder
    1981 José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
    1981 Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
    1982 Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
    1982 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
    1982 Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
    1982 Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
    1982 Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
    1983 Stefan Moore, English footballer
    1984 Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
    1986 Andrés Guardado, Mexican soccer midfielder (158 caps; Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia, PSV), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco
    1988 Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
    1988 Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player (US Open 2014), born in Medjugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    1989 Mark Randall, English footballer

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    1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
    1880 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
    1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
    1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
    1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
    1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
    1920 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
    1923 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pelham CC: Defending champion Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagan in 38 holes for 3rd of his 7 major titles
    1927 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
    1935 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans
    1937 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
    1941 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
    1945 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56
    1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
    1946 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
    1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
    1947 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
    1952 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
    1954 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
    1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive during Game One of the World Series
    1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
    1956 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
    1957 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
    1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
    1963 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)
    1965 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
    1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
    1967 American boxer Emile Griffith regains his world middleweight crown on points in a brawling re-match with Italian Nino Benvenuti at Shea Stadium, NY; second of famous trilogy of fights
    1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
    1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
    1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
    1969 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
    1973 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
    1974 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
    1974 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
    1976 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
    1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager
    1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
    1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
    1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
    1985 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
    1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
    1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
    1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
    1987 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
    1988 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner sets women's 200m world record 21.34; completes sprint double at the Seoul Olympics
    1988 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics by taking the long jump with an Olympic record leap of 7.40m; previously won the heptathlon
    1988 East German athlete Christian Schenk beats countryman Torsten Voss by 89 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; Canadian Dave Steen is another 71 points back in third place
    1988 US men's basketball team beats Australia 78-49 to take the bronze medal at the Seoul Olympics; last time US represented by a team that doesn't feature NBA players
    1988 US retain women's basketball title at he Seoul Olympics with a 77-70 win over Yugoslavia; star guard Teresa Edwards top scores for the Americans with 18 points
    1991 Ryder Cup Golf, Kiahwa Island GR: US beats Europe, 14½-13½; Bernhard Langer misses 6-foot par putt which would have clinched 14-all tie and retained Cup for Europe
    1991 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic at the Los Coyotes CC; her third LPGA title of the month
    1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
    1992 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)
    1994 1st phase of O.J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
    1995 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury
    1996 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
    1996 Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
    1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
    1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
    1996 San Diego Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
    1996 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Atlantic City, NJ: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and 15th title
    2002 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe wins 15½-12½ after teams tied at 8 points going into Sunday singles matches
    2002 Seattle running back Shaun Alexander sets NFL record for most touchdowns in a half with 5 in 1st half of 48-23 win v Minnesota Vikings at Seahawks Stadium; runs for 4 plus 80-yard reception
    2005 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
    2018 NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th

    BIRTHDAYS
    1907 Gene Autry, American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, performer and business tycoon (owner LA/California/Anaheim Angels MLB team 1961-97), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
    1908 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
    1913 Silvio Piola, soccer star
    1919 Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnast (Olympic gold 1960)
    1927 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
    1930 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
    1934 Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
    1934 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
    1938 Mike McCormick, American MLB baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967), born in Pasadena, California
    1939 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
    1940 John Dawes, rugby coach
    1940 Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
    1941 David Steele, British cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975), born in Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
    1941 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington
    1942 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
    1942 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), born in Sedrina, Italy (d. 2019)
    1945 Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Olympic gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)
    1947 Altie Taylor, soccer star
    1948 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1948 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
    1949 Steve Busby, footballer
    1951 David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
    1951 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
    1952 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
    1953 Warren Cromartie, baseball player
    1955 Vicki Fergon, American golfer (first woman to win on all 3 LPGA-affiliated tours), born in Palo Alto, California
    1956 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
    1957 Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
    1957 Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (San Diego Padres)
    1960 John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
    1960 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
    1960 Wendy White, tennis player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1964 Brad Lohaus, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
    1964 John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    1965 Trent Yawney, Hudson Bay, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
    1966 Hersey Hawkins, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic bronze 1988)
    1966 Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
    1966 Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    1967 Dave Silvestri, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1968 Mika Häkkinen, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1998, 99), born in Vantaa, Finland
    1969 Kelly Robbins, American golfer (LPGA C'ship 1995), born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    1969 Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver
    1970 Chris Mims, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
    1970 Danny de Supervise, soccer player (FC Volendam)
    1970 Derrick Oden, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1970 Joseph Hudson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1970 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
    1970 Nicolas Pereira, Salto Uruguay, tennis pro
    1971 Adrion Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
    1971 Donald Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
    1971 Ray Buchanan, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1972 Butler By'not'e, American NFL running back (Carolina Panthers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1972 Jörgen Jönsson, Swedish retired ice hockey forward (Team Sweden 1998), born in Ängelholm, Sweden
    1972 Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver (Corvette Racing 2002-present), born in Huntingdon, England
    1973 Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
    1973 Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player
    1975 Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
    1975 Albert Celades, Spanish football player
    1976 Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player
    1976 Darren Byfield, English football player
    1976 Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
    1977 Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
    1977 Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
    1978 Mohini Bhardwaj, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1979 Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist
    1979 Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player
    1980 Patrick Agyemang, English footballer
    1984 Per Mertesacker, German football player
    1985 Calvin Johnson, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Detroit Lions, 6-time Pro Bowl), born in Newnan, Georgia
    1986 Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
    1986 Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player
    1988 Kevin Durant, American basketball forward (2-time NBA Finals MVP 2017-18 Golden State Warriors), born in Washington, D.C.

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    1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
    1882 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
    1887 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
    1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
    1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
    1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
    1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
    1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
    1937 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: US wins 8-4; first time the host team loses the competition
    1939 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
    1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
    1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers
    1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
    1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
    1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
    1962 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
    1968 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
    1972 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits
    1973 American Nina Kuscsik retains her NYC Marathon crown in 2:57:07; Tom Fleming wins Men's race in 2:21:54
    1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
    1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
    1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
    1978 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
    1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
    1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
    1981 International Olympic Committee votes to award Seoul, South Korea as host of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
    1984 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
    1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
    1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
    1984 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
    1988 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
    1988 Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia 76-63 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; US finishes 3rd; final time US field non-NBA team
    1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
    1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
    1990 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
    1990 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title
    1992 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits
    1997 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)
    1997 Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutive homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)
    2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0
    2012 Ryder Cup Golf, Medinah CC: Europe retains Cup 14½-13½; win 8 and tie 1 of the 12 singles matches after trailing 10-6
    2018 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½

    BIRTHDAYS
    1919 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
    1922 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
    1926 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)
    1932 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
    1940 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
    1942 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
    1946 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)
    1951 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)
    1952 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
    1958 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
    1959 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
    1959 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
    1960 Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
    1961 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
    1961 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
    1961 Jorge Ricardo, Brazilian jockey (Brazilian Champion jockey 1982-2006; highest tally winning rider in thoroughbred racing), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1962 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
    1962 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
    1962 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
    1962 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
    1963 Ed Drakich, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
    1964 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1967 Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1970 Eric Piatkowski, NBA guard/forward (LA Clippers)
    1971 Brentson Buckner, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1972 Cedric Saunders, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs, Scotland Claymores)
    1972 Jamal Anderson, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
    1972 Troy Dumas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
    1974 Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
    1975 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (3-time MLB All Star; Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers), born in Maracay, Aragua
    1977 Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
    1977 Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
    1978 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
    1979 Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
    1980 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Slovakia
    1981 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)
    1981 Brandon Watson, American baseball
    1983 Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast, born in Bârlad, Romania
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    1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend
    1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes first report on Baseball's reserve clause; rights to players retained by team upon the contract's expiration; replaced by free agency
    1889 Dutch soccer club HFC Haarlem is founded; National champions 1946; bankrupt in 2010; merge with HFC Kennemerland, new club Haarlem Kennemerland
    1903 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser
    1908 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1
    1910 Regina Rugby Club (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
    1919 Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox
    1921 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Inwood CC: Walter Hagen beats former champion Jim Barnes of England 3 & 2; Hagan's third major title
    1922 Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears; beat Racine Legion, 6-0 at Horlick Field, Racine, Wisconsin
    1922 Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
    1924 Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)at Vilpuri, Russia
    1924 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
    1927 Pittsburgh Pirates with a team including 5 future Baseball Hall of Famers clinch NL pennant with 9-6 win v Cincinnati Reds; Pirates' last NL pennant until 1960
    1928 Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs 15k world record 46:49.6 and 10 miles 50:15.0 in Berlin, Germany
    1931 Philadelphia Athletics seek 3rd straight World Series baseball title; beat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2 in opener at Sportsman's Park; lose series, 4-3
    1932 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5
    1933 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1933 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss
    1933 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning
    1944 St Louis Browns beat New York Yankees 5-2 at Sportsman's Park III to win their only AL pennant; lose World Series 4-2 to neighbour Cardinals
    1945 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is discharged from US army after being awarded the Legion of Merit
    1946 St. Louis Cardinals beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 in first MLB play-off game for a league championship (NL); St Louis wins series, 2-0
    1946 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller claims his MLB record 348th strikeout of season in a 4-1 win v Detroit; record stands for 19 years
    1950 Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler's 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
    1950 New York Giants beat Cleveland Browns, 6-0 at Cleveland Stadium; sets Browns club record for fewest points scored by both teams; Browns go on to win NFL Championship
    1950 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Zaharias ties Open scoring record, -9 291 to beat amateur Betsy Rawls by 9 strokes
    1955 Baltimore Colts fullback Alan Ameche becomes the first rookie in NFL history to top 100 yards rushing in his first 2 games; totals 153 against Detroit Lions after 194 yards in debut v Chicago Bears
    1956 American jockey Johnny Heckmann becomes first to ride 7 winners at Hawthorne Race Course at Stickney/Cicero near Chicago, Illinois
    1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2
    1960 14th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1
    1961 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium
    1967 Richard Petty continues phenomenal NASCAR winning streak by taking the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway; unprecedented 10th consecutive victory
    1970 Phillies beat Montreal Expos, 2-1 in final game played at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; fans swarm onto field and destroy it after the game
    1972 NYC Men's Marathon is won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52; Nina Kuscsik wins Women's race in 3:08:41
    1973 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/manager Leo Durocher ends his 45 year career in the sport when he resigns as Houston Astros manager
    1975 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title
    1977 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
    1977 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
    1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure
    1988 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens with an exhibition hockey game between Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers; construction cost $90 million; closed 2018
    1988 Flamboyant American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins her third gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious US 4 x 100m relay team
    1988 The Soviet women's 4 x 400m relay team runs world record 3:15.17 to beat a star-studded US team and win the Olympic gold medal in Seoul; Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina & Olga Bryzgina
    1988 The inaugural Olympic table tennis program concludes in Seoul with China and South Korea each winning 2 titles
    1988 Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; clinches first and only Golden Slam in history (Grand Slam & Olympics)
    1988 Yuri Savichev scores in extra time as the Soviet Union beats Brazil 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Seoul Olympics
    1988 Canadian synchronised swimmer Carolyn Waldo teams with Michelle Cameron to win the duet gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up double having won individual title
    1989 Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium
    1989 MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333
    1992 Gil Stein officially becomes only the 5th president in the NHL's 75 year history; serves for just one year before the title changed to “commissioner”
    1993 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
    1994 NHL owners begin lockout of players lasting 103 days; season shortened to 48 games instead of 84; players seek collective bargaining and owners a salary cap
    1994 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores 114 during 1 wicket, 1st Test defeat v Pakistan in Karachi; his 19th Test century
    1995 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings
    1995 Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Oriole's 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
    1995 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
    1995 In the 5th game of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate first-ever NFL regular season win with a 17-16 victory over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome
    1995 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
    1997 Carolina Hurricanes lose franchise's debut NHL game, 4-2 v Tampa Bay Lightning at the Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida
    1997 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA forward Kevin Garnett, just 2 years out of high school, signs a record 6-year, $123 million contract extension
    1997 Zimbabwe and New Zealand tie their One Day International cricket match in Bulawayo; Black Cap tail-ender Gavin Larson is run out on last ball at 9/233 amidst crowd surging onto field; 13th ODI tie
    1997 Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne records his 250th NCAA career victory with a 67-7 drubbing of Oklahoma; Osborne, in his 25th season, reaches milestone faster than anyone (301 games)
    1999 In a blockbuster NBA trade, the Houston Rockets move All Star forward Scotty Pippen to Portland Trail Blazers for Kelvin Cato, Stacey Augmon, Walt Williams, Carlos Rogers, Ed Gray and Brian Shaw
    1999 Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky's #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which 'The Great One' suited up in an NHL game
    2000 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever" at the closing ceremony
    2000 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
    2000 German canoeist Birgit Fischer teams with Katrin Wagner to win the K2 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; becomes first woman to win 2 or more medals at 4 Summer Olympics; only 4th woman to win 7 career gold
    2000 An all-African podium for the men's marathon at the Sydney Olympics as Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia runs 2:10:11 for the gold medal, 0.20s ahead of Kenyan Erick Wainaina with bronze to Ethiopian Tesfaye Tola
    2000 NBA stars Ray Allen and Vince Carter each score 13 points as the US beats France 85-75 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Sydney Olympics
    2000 Cuban boxer Félix Savon wins his 3rd consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medal at the Sydney Games; easily beats Russian Sultan Ibragimov on points 21-13; retires after victory ceremony
    2000 Stephanie Cook of Great Britain scores 5,318 points to beat American Emily de Riel by just 8 points to win the inaugural Olympic women's modern pentathlon at the Sydney Games
    2000 Norwegian canoeist Knut Holmann beats Petar Merkov of Bulgaria for the second consecutive day to win the K-1 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; beat Markov in K-1 1000m the previous day
    2002 Free agent center Wang Zhizhi, the first ever Chinese-born player in the NBA, signs a 3-year offer sheet with the Los Angeles Clippers; waived in 2003 and moves to Miami Heat
    2004 Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262
    2015 NY Yankees record the 10,000th win in their illustrious history, and also clinch wild card slot; beat the Red Sox, 4-1, at a rainy New Yankee Stadium; NY bullpen ties MLB record with their 589th victim of the season
    2017 Former NFL star, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada's Lovelock Prison after 10 years detention for armed robbery and kidnapping

    BIRTHDAYS
    1907 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut (d. 1976)
    1911 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)
    1919 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), born in Potts Camp, Mississippi (d. 2004)
    1928 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
    1929 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league halfback, coach, administrator (NSWRL, ARL, Manly-Warringah chairman), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1930 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1936 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), born in Dudley, Worcestershire (d. 1958)
    1937 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
    1938 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer midfielder, coach (Marconi; Australia; 6 caps), born in Bückeburg, Germany
    1939 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
    1943 Naushad Ali, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper, administrator, match referee (6 Tests), born in Gwalior, India
    1945 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone
    1946 Ewa Klobukowska, Polish athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland
    1952 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
    1953 Grete Waitz, Norwegian marathon runner (world record holder; 9-time NYC Marathon champion), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
    1954 Martin Strel, Slovenian long distance swimmer (Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon River records), born in Mokronog, Slovenia
    1956 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey
    1961 Corrie van Zyl, South African cricket all-rounder, coach, administrator (RSA coach 2010-11), born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
    1962 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
    1963 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California
    1964 Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama
    1964 Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
    1965 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1966 George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
    1966 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish soccer striker and manager (2 caps; Athletic Bilbao 255 games), born in Larraintzar, Spain
    1967 Geraldine Heaney, Canadian ice hockey defense (Olympics gold 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
    1967 Mike Pringle, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back (CFL MOP 1995, 98; Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
    1967 Scott Young, US Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (1,181 NHL games; Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche), born in Clinton, Massachusetts
    1970 Alexei Zhamnov, Russian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold 1992), born in Moscow, Russia
    1970 Gaston Taument, Dutch soccer winger (15 caps; Feyenoord), born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1970 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan steeplechaser (World C'ship gold 1991, 93, 95; Olympic silver 1996), born in Marakwet District, Kenya
    1970 Ronnie Bradford, American NFL defensive back and coach (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos; La. Tech., USC), born in Minot, North Dakota
    1972 Danielle Scott-Arruda, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics silver 2008, 12), born in Baton Rouge Louisiana
    1975 Eric Morel, Puerto Rican boxer, (WBA flyweight champion 2000-03), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1979 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican soccer defender (61 caps; Brescia), born in Golfito, Costa Rica
    1979 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
    1981 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1981 Johnny Oduya, Swedish NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 2013, 15; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Stockholm, Sweden
    1983 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin soccer forward (48 caps; Lecce, Roma, Juventus), born in Nikšić, Montenegro
    1984 Matt Cain, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants; perfect game 2012; MLB All Star 2009, 11-12), born in Dothan, Alabama

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    1876 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Martin wins when fellow Scot Davie Strath refuses to take part in a playoff after pair finish on 176
    1904 White Sox left-hander Doc White's streak of 45 co
    1906 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger 'Fireman' Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California
    1908 Cleveland Naps and future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss hurls a classic perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0
    1909 First Rugby Union match is played at the English RFU owned Twickenham ground; Harlequins beat Richmond, 14-10
    1916 Pitching in his 3rd start in 5 days, Philadelphia Phillies right hander Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 20th century MLB record 16th shutout of year, a 2-0 win v Boston Braves
    1920 Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play first and only MLB triple header in the 20th century; Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3; Pirates avoid the sweep in the finale, 6-0
    1921 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds
    1921 Chicago White Sox backstop Ray Schalk becomes the first and only MLB catcher to make a putout at all bases; White Sox beat Indians 7-4
    1926 Bert Gibb kicks 9 singles as Hamilton Tigers beat Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 12-10 in Montreal in Canadian Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union opening round
    1932 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field
    1932 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play franchise's debut NFL game; lose 14-0 to Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field
    1936 New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2
    1938 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
    1943 New York Yankees sweep 14th MLB doubleheader of year, beating St. Louis Browns, 5-1 & 7-6 at Yankee Stadium
    1947 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3
    1949 For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
    1950 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions in 55-13 win against Baltimore Colts; Cardinals quarterback Jim Hardy tosses 6 touchdown passes
    1952 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely Baseball World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
    1953 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.
    1954 8th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: All-Stars tie Detroit Red Wings, 2-2
    1954 New York Giants beat Cleveland Indians, 7-4 in Game 4 to sweep the Baseball World Series, 4-0; Indians trail 7-0 and never recover
    1955 9th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat All-Stars, 3-1
    1957 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
    1960 Mickey Wright becomes first player in LPGA Tour history to average fewer than 74 strokes per round to win the Vare Trophy after a season average of 73.25; first of 5 consecutive Vare Trophies for Wright
    1962 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
    1963 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0
    1964 Philadelphia's Alex Johnson-Bobby Wine-Tony Taylor-Vic Power combine for Phillies' 3rd triple play of the season (tying MLB record) in 4-3 win v Cincinnati Reds
    1966 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
    1966 Australian Robert 'Nat' Young puts on a dominating performance to win the World Surfing Championship at Ocean Beach, San Diego; Joyce Hoffman of Capistrano Beach, California takes women's title
    1968 St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson establishes a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic
    1969 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
    1970 Detroit general manager Jim Campbell gives controversial Billy Martin a 2-year deal (1971-72) to manage the Tigers at a well above MLB average annual salary of $65,000
    1972 Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada
    1974 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
    1977 Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against Astros' J.R. Richard; Dodgers become the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs; joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30)
    1977 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix East at Watkins Glen to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; Englishman James Hunt wins the race
    1978 NY Yankees win 3rd straight AL East title beating Boston Red Sox, 5-4 in a dramatic single playoff game; Ron Guidry wins #25 aided by Bucky Dent's 3-run homer
    1980 38 year old Muhammad Ali comes out of 2-year retirement to challenge undefeated world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Ali pounded unmercifully for 10 rounds before corner throws in towel
    1981 17 year old gelding Behavin Jerry, the oldest winning racehorse in modern times, sets record for most career starts by a thoroughbred, 307
    1983 Wide receiver Art Monk begins NFL streak of 183 consecutive games with a reception in the Washington Redskins' 37-35 win over the LA Raiders
    1983 Green Bay Packers erupt for NFL record 49 points in the first half (35 in the second quarter) to clobber the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-14 at Tampa Stadium
    1984 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0
    1985 A Mayor Richard Caliguiri led coalition of public and private groups committed to keeping the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates in town for at least 5 years reach agreement to buy the baseball team for $22 million
    1986 Astros starter Mike Scott finishes MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season
    1986 New York Mets' Dwight Gooden becomes first pitcher to collect 200 strikeouts in each of his first 3 seasons when he records 7 in 8-2 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
    1988 Minnesota Twins total 3,030,672 in attendance at Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome; first AL club ever to break 3 million in a MLB season
    1988 New Zealand horseman Mark Todd wins individual eventing gold medal aboard Charisma at the Seoul Olympics; his 2nd consecutive gold after winning in 1984
    1988 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super-heavyweight gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats American Riddick Bowe by 2nd round TKO
    1988 South Korean light middleweight boxer Park Si-hun is controversially awarded the Seoul Olympic gold medal after appearing well beaten by future 4 weight class world champion Roy Jones Jr
    1988 Gelindo Bordin of Italy wins the men's marathon in 2:10:32 at the Seoul Olympics; beats world champion Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya by 15 seconds
    1988 In a season ending 7-5 win in St. Louis, NY Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a MLB record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season
    1991 NHL #1 draft pick Eric Lindros rejects Quebec Nordiques' offer of a 10 year, $50m contract
    1991 Steffi Graf beats Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2 in the Volkswagen Cup in Leipzig to become the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches
    1991 Toronto Blue Jays clinch AL East title with a 6-5 win v California Angels; become first sport franchise in history to draw 4 million fans in one season
    1994 Legendary Miami head coach Don Shula beats Cincinnati head coach and his son David in the first-ever NFL meeting between father and son; Dolphins defeat the Bengals, 23-7
    1994 Pakistan cricket batsmen Inzamam-ul-Haq & Mushtaq Ahmed put on 57 runs in 8 overs for highest last-wicket partnership ever to win a Test, as the home team beats Australia by 1 wicket in the 1st Test in Karachi
    1997 The Bruins beat the LA Kings, 6-5 in Boston to extend their NHL opening game unbeaten streak to 11-straight years (9-0-2)
    1998 With his team struggling at 28 for 3, Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh smashes a brilliant 157 to guide the tourists to an innings & 99 run win over Pakistan in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi
    1999 Boston's Ray Bourque becomes highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins' 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey
    1999 #21 University of Alabama football team beats #3 Florida, 40-39 in overtime to snap the Gators' 30-game home win streak; future Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander crosses for 4 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide
    1999 Atlanta Thrashers play first regular-season game in franchise history, a 4-1 loss to the visiting NJ Devils, before a crowd of 18,545 at Philips Arena; Kelly Buchberger scores first goal in Thrashers history
    2001 Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa becomes first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss
    2004 Montreal Expos earn the last win in the franchise's MLB history, beating New York Mets, 6 - 3 at Shea Stadium; Brad Wilkerson hits the Expos' final home run in 9th inning, his 32nd of the year
    2004 Jeff Kent becomes all-time home run leader for MLB 2nd basemen when he hits 2 in Astros' 9-3 win v Rockies; 302 overall HR to break Ryne Sandberg's major league record established in 1997
    2005 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
    2009 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rio de Janeiro, Brazil rights to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
    2010 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
    2016 Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons
    2016 Ryder Cup Golf, Hazeltine National GC: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 17-11; Americans Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker & Patrick Reed each win 3 matches

    BIRTHDAYS
    1891 H. V. Porter, American basketball coach and administrator (created fan-shaped backboard; moulded basketball, rules films), born in Manito, Illinois (d. 1975)
    1913 Karl Miller, German soccer defender (12 caps; Dresdner SC), born in Hamburg (d. 1967)
    1930 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)
    1932 Maury Wills, American baseball shortstop and manager (7-time MLB All Star; NL MVP 1962), born in Washington, D.C.
    1934 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Bedford, Bedfordshire (d. 2005)
    1936 Ian McLachlan, Australian cricket batsman (Cambridge Uni & SA; 72 FC matches) and politician (45th Australian Defence Minister), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1939 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests), born in Mulki, Karnataka (d. 2006)
    1942 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)
    1948 Robert Anderson, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests; top score 92 1976), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
    1948 Sir Trevor Brooking, English soccer midfielder (47 caps; West Ham United 528 games), born in Barking, Essex
    1957 John Cook, American golfer (British Open, PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up; 11 PGA Tour titles), born in Toledo, Ohio
    1960 Glenn Anderson, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (6 Stanley Cup wins; Edmonton Oilers [5]), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1962 Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1964 Michael Brooks, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1992; Denver Broncos), born in Ruston, Louisiana
    1964 Sheila Echols, American track athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1965 Darren Cahill, Australian tennis player and coach (Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray, Simona Halep), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1965 Tom Moody, Australian cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (8 Tests @ 32.57, 76 ODIs; coach Sri Lanka, WA, IPL ), born in Adelaide South Australia
    1967 Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis player (French Open 1995), born in Leibnitz, Austria
    1967 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete (Olympic silver 100m, 200m 1992, 96), born in Windhoek, South West Africa
    1968 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta
    1968 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
    1968 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
    1969 Marcus Robertson, American NFL defensive back, administrator and coach (All Pro 1993, 97; Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans), born in Pasadena, California
    1970 Eddie Guardado, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2002-03; AL saves leader 2002; Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California
    1972 Aaron McKie, American basketball guard and coach (NBA 6th Man of the Year 2001; Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1979 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
    1981 Luke Wilkshire, Australian soccer defender (80 caps; Dynamo Moscow, Bristol City), born in Wollongong, New South Wales
    1984 Marion Bartoli, French tennis player (Wimbledon 2013), born in Haute-Loire, France
    1987 Phil Kessel, American NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 2015-16, 16-17), born in Madison, Wisconsin

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    1884 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Jack Simpson wins in windy conditions by 4 strokes from fellow Scots Douglas Rolland and Willie Fernie
    1885 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Martin wins his second Championship by 1 stroke from fellow Scot Archie Simpson
    1888 New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; beats Surry 4-1; first national rugby team to wear all-black & perform the 'haka'
    1904 NY Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 3-1 Giants victory; new MLB record; finishes the game in 1 hour, 15 minutes
    1919 Cuban Dolf Luque becomes first Hispanic player to appear in Baseball World Series; pitches 1 inning of relief in Reds' 3-0 defeat to Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park
    1920 St Browns 1st baseman George Sisler collects his 257th hit of the season to set MLB record that lasts until the 21st century.; Browns beat White Sox, 16 - 7
    1920 American Pro Football Association (later the NFL) plays 1st full round of games; Dayton Triangles beat Columbus Panhandles, 14-0 in first official game at Triangle Park, Dayton
    1926 English long distance runner Violet Piercy sets first recognised female marathon record in 3:40:22 on the Polytechnic Marathon course between Windsor and London
    1936 NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 of World Series at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2
    1940 Cincinnati Reds' win Game 2 of the Baseball World Series, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers at Crosley Field; snap 10-game losing streak for NL going back to Game 6 in 1937; Reds win series, 4-3
    1942 NY Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in Game 3 of the Baseball World Series; he is fined $250 & suspended for first 30 days of 1943 season
    1942 Triple Crown winner Whirlaway, ridden by George Woolf wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park to become the first thoroughbred to amass more than $500,000 in lifetime earnings
    1945 Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs meet in Baseball World Series for the 4th time; Hank Borowy pitches a 6-hit shutout as Cubs win Game 1, 9-0 at Briggs Stadium; Detroit wins series , 4-3
    1950 Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on star left-hander Curt Simmons' eligibility to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees
    1951 Shot Heard 'Round the World': Bobby Thomson hits 3-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, bottom 9th inning, 1 out, to give New York Giants dramatic 5-4 playoff win and NL pennant
    1951 CBS-TV airs the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight; Australian light-heavyweight Dave Sands outpoints Carl 'Bobo' Olson in 10 rounds at Chicago Stadium
    1953 Ryder Cup Golf, Wentworth: San Snead wins 6 of 7 matches to lead US to 6th consecutive Cup win, 6½-5½ over Great Britain
    1953 7th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1
    1956 Sal Maglie pitches a complete game as Brooklyn Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 6-3 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Ebbets Field; Yankees win series, 4-3
    1959 13th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-1
    1960 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game win streak & MLB record 193 HRs
    1962 SF Giants (103-62) beat rivals LA Dodgers (102-63), 6-4 in season ending NL pennant decider; Dodgers set MLB record season attendance 2,755,184
    1964 NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 8-3 to clinch Bronx Bombers 5th consecutive AL pennant, and 29th in club's history
    1965 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season
    1965 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher
    1965 Dual Melbourne Cup winning Australian jockey Pat Glennon rides French colt Sea Bird to victory in the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe to claim an impressive double after the thoroughbred's English Derby win
    1970 First umpires strike in MLB history lasts one day during League Championship Series; AL and NL presidents recognise newly-formed MLB Umpires Association; negotiate labor contract
    1971 American tennis star Billie Jean King becomes first female athlete to win $100,000 in prize money in a single year; wins the $4,000 Virginia Slams Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona
    1971 Scotsman Jackie Stewart finishes 5th in the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 29 points from Swede Ronnie Peterson
    1972 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton wins 27th game as Philadelphia beats Cubs, 11-1 at Wrigley Field; almost half Phillies' 59 wins
    1972 Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland, 4-3; last AL pitcher to homer until MLB inter-league play 25 years later
    1974 39-year old Frank Robinson becomes MLB’s first African-American manager when he signs as player-manager for Cleveland Indians; agrees to 1-year contract estimated at $180,000
    1974 Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Jerry West (“Mr. Clutch”) retires after 14 NBA seasons with the LA Lakers; West has 25,192 career points; averages 29.1 ppg in 153 playoff games
    1976 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at-bat & drives in his 2,297th run as Milwaukee Brewers lose, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers
    1981 Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances; Brewers beat Detroit, 2 - 1, for AL East title; Expos defeat NY Mets, 5 - 4, for NL East second playoff spot
    1981 After a year's inactivity, American boxer Mike Weaver outpoints countryman James 'Quick' Tillis in 15 rounds in Chicago to retain his WBA heavyweight title
    1982 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
    1986 Baltimore loses 6-3 to Detroit Tigers, assuring Orioles of club's first ever last-place finish in AL East standings
    1987 San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
    1989 Oakland Raiders promote 42 year old Art Shell as the first African-American to be an NFL head coach in modern times; takes over from Mike Shanahan
    1989 Darryl Sittler, Vladislav Tretiak, and Herbie Lewis are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as players, along with builders Alan Eagleson and Father David Bauer
    1990 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80
    1990 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
    1992 Atlanta Braves end season with 1-0 victory v San Diego Padres at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for franchise record 98th MLB win (old record 95 in 1957)
    1993 Cleveland Indians play their final MLB game at Cleveland Stadium; lose 4-0 to Chicago White Sox Chicago
    1995 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
    1995 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards
    1997 Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise's 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum
    1997 NHL games played outside North America for the first time; Vancouver Canucks beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2 in Tokyo, Japan
    1999 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game
    1999 Chelsea scores massive upset when they humble English Premiership champions Manchester United, 5-0 at Stamford Bridge; Gus Poyet sets the tone scoring after just 27 seconds; Nicky Butt is sent-off for United
    2001 After a 21-season career, Paul Coffey officially retires from the NHL, having won 4 Stanley Cups with Edmonton Oilers, finishing 2nd on all-time list for points by defensemen (1,531 in 1,409 games), and playing in 14 All-Star Games
    2001 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds Is walked for the 171st time in 11-8 win at Houston; breaks Babe Ruth's 1923 MLB single-season record for walks
    2001 San Diego outfielder Rickey Henderson scores a run in the 3rd inning of the Padres' 12-5 loss to LA Dodgers to tie the MLB record of 2,245 runs scored held by the legendary Ty Cobb
    2004 New England Patriots win their 18th consecutive NFL game, beating Buffalo Bills, 31-17 at Ralph Wilson Stadium; Tom Brady 17-for-30 for 298 yards & 2 TDs
    2004 Seattle Mariners Japanese right fielder Ichiro Suzuki adds 2 more singles in a 3-0 defeat to Texas, to finish the season with a MLB record 262 hits
    2007 South Africa's Mark Boucher breaks Ian Healy's record to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in Test cricket (395); stumps Umar Gul off Paul Harris in 2nd innings of 1st Test win v Pakistan in Karachi
    2008 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery
    2008 American surfer Kelly Slater clinches his record 9th world championship after round 3 of Billabong Pro in Mundaka, Spain; accrues enough points with 5 victories to win title with 2 scheduled ASP Tour contests to be surfed
    2012 Miguel Cabrera goes 0 for 2 in a 1-0 Tigers win v Royals to end the season as MLB's first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967; leads AL with .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBI
    2015 Host nation England crashes out of Rugby World Cup in pool stage; loses to Australia, 33-13 at Twickenham; Bernard Foley scores 2 tries and kicks 4 penalties & 3 conversions for the Wallabies

    BIRTHDAYS
    1869 Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1896), born in Danzig, Prussia (d. 1942)
    1921 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1996)
    1924 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Mordovo, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 2012)
    1926 Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2015)
    1928 Christian d'Oriola, French fencer (4-time Olympic gold foils 1948, 52, 56), born in Perpignan, France (d. 2007)
    1929 Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2019)
    1931 Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender (butterfly goalkeeping), born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan
    1933 Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player and coach (3-time Grand Slam winner, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1934 Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2004)
    1935 Abdon Pamich, Italian 50K walker (Olympic gold 1964), born in Fiume, Italy
    1937 John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 2019)
    1940 Jean Ratelle, Canadian NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
    1940 Mike Troy, American swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1945 Viktor Saneyev, Soviet triple jumper (Olympics 3 gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Sukhumi, Georgia
    1951 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
    1952 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country
    1954 Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California
    1959 Fred Couples, American golfer (US Masters 1992), born in Seattle, Washington
    1963 Dan Goldie, American tennis player and author ("The Investment Answer", #1 NY Times bestselling book), born in Sioux City Iowa
    1966 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher and broadcaster (Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
    1968 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
    1971 Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican baseball utility (MLB All Star, Silver Slugger Award 1994; Montréal Expos), born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    1972 Michael Nylander, Swedish NHL center (World C'ship gold 1992, 2006; Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals), born in Stockholm, Sweden
    1974 Mike Johnson, Canadian hockey right wing and broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs; NHL Network, TSN), born in Scarborough, Ontario
    1976 Kirsi Haenninen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman and pesäpallo player (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Joensuu, Finland
    1978 Gerald Asamoah, German soccer forward (43 caps; Schalke 04 279 games, 44 goals), born in Mampong, Ghana
    1978 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
    1981 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish soccer striker (116 caps, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Man Utd, LA Galaxy), born in Malmö, Sweden
    1981 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (133 caps; PSV, Kasımpaşa), born in Smygehamn, Sweden
    1983 Frederico Chaves Guedes [Fred], Brazilian soccer striker (39 caps; Fluminense, Lyon), born in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais
    1987 Danny Willett, British golfer (US Masters 2016), born in Sheffield, England
    1998 Angel Yin, American golfer (US Open 2019 runner-up), born in Los Angeles, California

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    1873 Toronto Argonauts Football Club (CFL) forms as Argonaut Rowing Club rugby-football squad; oldest existing pro sports team in North America still using original name
    1873 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Tom Kidd beats countryman Jamie Anderson by 1 stroke; first Open not held at Prestwick GC
    1878 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins 2nd of 3 consecutive Championships; beats Bob Kirk by 2 strokes
    1895 1st US Open Men's Golf, Newport GC: Englishman Horace Rawlins wins inaugural event; beats Willie Dunn of Scotland by 2 strokes
    1901 Charlie Barr skippered Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (UK), 3-0 on New York City Harbour in 11th America's Cup yachting challenge series
    1906 Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburg Pirates, 4-0 to end MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; unmatched since
    1922 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
    1923 Young Stribling ostensibly beats Mike McTigue on points in Columbus, Georgia for world light-heavyweight boxing title; referee Harry Ertle later calls fight a draw, claims coerced by promoters to award fight to Stribling; McTigue retains title
    1924 New York Giants became first team to play in 4 consecutive World Series; win Game 1, 4-3 at Griffith Field; lose series, 4-3 in manager John McGraw's 9th and final WS appearance
    1925 Harry Heilmann gets 6 hits in Detroit's doubleheader sweep over St Louis Browns, 10-4 and 11-6, to edge teammate Ty Cobb for AL batting crown, .393 to .389; Cobb bats over .300 for the 20th time
    1928 25th World Series begins at Yankee Stadium with Bronx Bombers beating St Louis Cardinals, 4-1; sweep series for 2nd consecutive year
    1930 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, oldest to play in World Series; pitches 2 innings in Game 3, 5-0 defeat to St. Louis; win series, 4-2
    1936 Record crowd 66,669 packs Yankee Stadium for Game 4 of Baseball World Series; Yankees beat Giants, 5-2; win series, 4-2
    1944 The only all-St. Louis World Series opens at Sportsman's Park with the visiting Browns beating the Cardinals, 2-1 on George McQuinn's home run; Cards win series, 4-2
    1948 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox, 8 - 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the AL pennant; keys are the pitching of Gene Bearden and hitting of Lou Boudreau
    1953 British runner Jim Peters sets world marathon record 2:18:34.8 in the Turku Marathon in Finland
    1953 NY Yankees slugging center fielder Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; Yankees win series, 4-2
    1955 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
    1958 12th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-3
    1959 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    1959 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals
    1959 Netherlands equal best performance against neighbours Belgium; win, 9-1 in soccer friendly at De Kuip, Rotterdam; Piet van der Kuil & Faas Wilkes score 3 apiece
    1961 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series , 4-1
    1962 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at 33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series
    1964 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC; Mary Mills shoots final round 69 to win first of her 2 LPGA C'ships, 2 strokes ahead of defending champion Mickey Wright
    1964 Boston Patriots' kicker Gino Cappelletti lands 6-from-6 field goals and 3-from-3 conversions in 39-10 win v Denver Broncos at Bears Stadium, Denver
    1967 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
    1969 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series
    1970 Jochen Rindt of Austria posthumously clinches Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen when contender Jacky Ickx finishes 4th; Rindt killed in a practice accident at the Italian GP at Monza 5/9/70
    1972 Future Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams manages his final game as Texas Rangers lose to KC Royals, 4-0 in the last game played at Municipal Stadium; Williams replaced by Whitey Herzog
    1980 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen
    1985 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
    1986 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save
    1987 First "Scab Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players as a result of players strike; chiefly related to the expiration of 1982 Collective Bargaining Agreement; players returned October 15
    1987 Winnipeg CFL defensive back James Jefferson scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception; scores both on laterals in Blue Bombers' 47-14 win v Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    1989 SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings
    1991 Edmonton Oilers trade captain Mark Messier (on the team for all 5 Stanley Cups) to the NY Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice & Louie DeBrusk; Messier leads Rangers to Cup 2 seasons later
    1991 San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves
    1992 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Dalmahoy CC: Europe beats US, 11½-6½; Laura Davies of England wins all her 3 matches
    1996 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi breaks record for fastest hundred in one-day cricket history; in first ODI innings, Afridi savages Sri Lanka for 102 in KCA Centenary Tournament match in Nairobi; reaches 100 in 37 balls
    1996 Left wing Mike Donnelly becomes first player in NHL history to play for all 3 New York teams (Sabres, Rangers & Islanders) when he suits up for the NY Islanders in a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles
    1998 Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy overtakes countryman Rod Marsh's world record of 355 Test cricket dismissals during 1st Test win v Pakistan in Rawalpindi; catches Wasim Akram off Colin Miller to reach milestone
    1998 Australian motorcycle racer Mick Doohan wins the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island to clinch his 5th world 500cc championship; all 5 titles are won with Honda
    2001 SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; ties Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season
    2001 Brendan Shanahan scores a hat trick in Red Wings 4-3 OT win at San Jose; becomes second player in NHL history to score an opening-night hat trick twice in his career
    2001 Boston Bruins retire future Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the NHL season opener at Boston Garden; beat visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2
    2003 Red Raiders' quarterback B.J. Symons sets a Big 12 Conference record with 8 touchdown passes, leading Texas Tech to a convincing 59-28 win over Texas A & M
    2003 Trainer Bobby Frankel saddles Sightseek to victory in the Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park; Frankel's 23rd Grade I stakes winner of the year, breaking D. Wayne Lukas' 1987 record of 22
    2003 Jockey Jerry Bailey surpasses his own single season record for North American purse earnings ($19,271,814) set in 2002; wins aboard Sightseek in Beldame Stakes & Birdstone in Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park
    2009 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Jay Haas wins his third and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Tom Watson
    2010 Ryder Cup Golf, Celtic Manor Resort, Wales: Europe wins 14½-13½; with scores level Irishman Graeme McDowell holds nerve to beat Hunter Mahan 3 & 1
    2012 7-time Formula 1 world drivers champion Michael Schumacher of Germany announces his retirement from racing at the end of the season
    Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
    2018 New England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough

    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (5-time World Champion all-round), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1954)
    1889 John B. Kelly, American rower and father of Grace Kelly (3 x Olympic gold 1920, 24), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
    1903 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD), born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
    1910 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
    1920 George Tribe, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests; Northamptonshire; 66 VFL games Footscray), born in Yarraville, Victoria (d. 2009)
    1928 Torben Ulrich, Danish tennis player, musician, writer, filmmaker (father Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
    1930 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
    1931 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2011)
    1934 Sam Huff, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5-time Pro Bowl; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Edna, West Virginia
    1936 David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe (d. 2018)
    1940 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1943 Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player (mixed doubles Grand Slam 1967; Lesley Turner Bowrey, Billie Jean King), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1944 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida
    1946 André Bolhuis, Dutch field hockey player, coach and administrator (World Cup gold 1973; president Dutch Field Hockey Federation; chairman Dutch Olympic Committee), born in Zeist, Netherlands
    1952 Anita Luceete Defrantz, American rower (Olympic bronze 1976; first female vice-president IOC executive committee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1955 Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina
    1956 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
    1956 Sherri Turner, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1988), born in Greenville, South Carolina
    1959 Tony Meo, English snooker player (British Open 1989; English Pro C’ship 1986-87), born in London, England
    1963 A. C. Green, American basketball power forward (most consecutive games [1,192] in NBA and ABA history; LA Lakers), born in Portland, Oregon
    1964 David Brain, Zimbabwean cricket fast mediam bowler (9 Tests; 23 ODIs), born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe
    1964 Mark McLemore, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
    1964 Matthew Cetlinski, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 1988), born in Fort Worth, Florida
    1966 John van den Brom, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (2 caps; SBV Vitesse, Anderlecht), Amersfoort, Netherlands
    1967 Nick Green, Australian rower and administrator (Olympic gold 1992, 96; CEO Cycling Australia), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1967 Roger Pavlik, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1996; Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
    1967 Vicky Bullett, American basketball forward and coach (Olympic gold 1988; World C’ship gold 1990), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
    1970 Ryan McNeil, American NFL defensive back (Pro Bowl 2001; San Diego Chargers), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
    1975 Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian soccer striker and manager (6 caps; AS Liverno), born in Livorno, Italy
    1976 Mauro Camoranesi, Italian soccer winger and manager (55 caps; Juventus), born in Tandil, Argentina
    1978 Kyle Lohse, American baseball pitcher (14th pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams; Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Chico, California
    1979 Adam Voges, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; oldest [35] to score a century on Test debut 2015), born in Perth, Western Australia
    1980 Sarah Fisher, American auto racer and team owner (first woman to claim a pole position in a major American open-wheel race, IRL 2002), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1980 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
    1981 Justin Williams, Canadian NHL right wing (World C’ship gold 2004, 07; Stanley Cup 2006, 12, 14; Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings), born in Cobourg, Ontario
    1982 Jered Weaver, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010-12; LA Angels), born in Northridge, California
    1983 Kurt Suzuki, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 2014; Washington Nationals), born in Wailuku, Hawaii
    1984 Álvaro Parente, Portuguese auto racer (British F3 C’ship 2005; Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2007), born in Porto, Portugal
    1988 Derrick Rose, American basketball point guard (NBA Draft 2008 #1 overall pick Chicago Bulls; NBA MVP 2011; NBA All-Star 2010–12), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1989 Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater (World C’ship gold singles 2006), born in Bel Air, Maryland
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