Friday, June 26, 2020


On this day

1906 : Hongar Szisz won 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)

1910 : US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beat Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2

1911 : US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; won in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson

1916 : Cleveland Indians experimented with numbered jerseys (one game)

1937 : Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scoring 0 & 1

1945 : England won the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs

1954 : Jim Peters ran the marathon in 2:17:39.4

1972 : Australian bowler Bob Massie took 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs England

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