This Day in Sport for 31st July

Events in Sport

Results 1 - 35 of 35

1912 - RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
1928 - 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland
1930 - Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13
1932 - 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
1934 - 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
1934 - St Louis Cards defeat Cin Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant
1936 - Tokyo Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled)
1949 - Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
1954 - Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
1955 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1960 - Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1961 - 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
1962 - Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
1970 - 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
1971 - Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
1973 - ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets
1973 - Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose
1976 - Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)
1977 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1978 - Pete Rose ties NL record hitting streak at 44
1980 - Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
1981 - 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
1983 - 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1984 - US men's Gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
1987 - Eddie Murray hits his 300th HR
1987 - Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs
1988 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
1988 - Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
1988 - Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
1990 - Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
1992 - Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
1993 - A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays
1994 - 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
1994 - Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1997 - A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cards

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 63 of 63

1894 - Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d.1972)
1902 - G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)
1904 - Arthur Daley, sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956)
1912 - Bill Brown, cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's)
1913 - Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer (NY Rangers)
1916 - Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer/rugby player
1919 - Curt Gowdy, Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)
1919 - Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59)
1923 - Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert
1929 - José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer
1931 - Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach
1936 - Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player
1937 - Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-56)
1939 - Roger Prideaux, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69)
1943 - Carla Glasgow, LPGA golfer
1951 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
1953 - Jimmy Cook, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992)
1954 - Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 - Bill Callahan, American football coach
1957 - Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)
1957 - Leon Durham, American baseball player
1958 - Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner
1959 - Mike Bielecki, Baltimore MD, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1959 - Peter Senior, Singapore, Australasia golfer
1960 - Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1960 - lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
1961 - Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
1961 - Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer
1962 - Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1962 - Rhonda Reilly, Indianapolis IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-48th)
1962 - Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
1962 - Troy Murray, Calgary, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1963 - Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1965 - Scott Brooks, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks)
1965 - Tom Stankowski, Paris France, Nike golfer
1966 - Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)
1967 - Sean O'Neill, Toledo OH, US Olympic Table Tennis player (Olympic-92)
1967 - Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1968 - Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
1968 - David Bradley Stockton Jr, Redlands CA, PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd)
1968 - Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)
1969 - Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - David Sacco, Malden MA, NHL left wing (Oly-94, Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1970 - Knut Holmann, Norway, rower (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 - Gus Frerotte, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
1972 - Jason Gildon, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1972 - Ray McElroy, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1974 - Jonathan Ogden, American football player
1975 - Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Russia, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1975 - Randy Flores, American baseball player
1975 - Mike Lincoln, American baseball player
1976 - Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
1977 - Tim Couch, American football player
1978 - Justin Wilson, English race car driver
1979 - Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
1979 - Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer
1979 - J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
1980 - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player
1982 - Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984 - Glenn Holt, American football player
1987 - Michael Bradley, American soccer player
1989 - Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 11 of 11

1911 - Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies
1917 - Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
1919 - R G Barlow, cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies
1943 - Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp
1952 - N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
1954 - Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1970 - Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)
1985 - Murray Chapple, cricketer (14 Tests for NZ, 497 runs), dies
1990 - Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
2006 - Paul Eells, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
2009 - Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)

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