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Great Events That Took Place Today In Sports History

Sports is one of the oldest festival in the world, it is filled with great feats, wonderful stories, adorable memories.

And here are some great happenings today in the world of sports.


On this day 1919: US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia: Hazel Hotchkiss beats Marion Zinderstein 6-1, 6-2 for her 4th US singles title.

In 1930: British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Bobby Jones wins his 3rd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith on his way to the single-season Grand Slam.

In 1949: Gussie Moran (Tennis Star) shocks Wimbledon by wearing a short dress "to look good and "move more freely on the court"

In 1960: Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in 5 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

In 1976: UEFA European Championship Final, Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany, 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw after extra time.

In 1994: Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman.


On this day 1918: American auto racer, George Lynch, was born in Miles City, Montana (died 1997).

In 1953: Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player, was born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

In 1978: Frank Lampard, English footballer was born.


On this day 1894: Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

In 1966: Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California.


On this day 1997: John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), dies aged 49.

In 2006: American baseball player, Billy Johnson, dies at 87.

In 2018: Peter Thomson, Australian golfer and 5-time Open Championship winner, dies of Parkinson's disease at 88.

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