TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1924 Robert LeGendre of the U.S. sets long jump record at 25 feet, 5.5 inches. 1928 Edward Hamm of the U.S. sets long jump record at 25 feet, 11 inches.
1934 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship. 1936 National League beats American League for their first All Star victory, 4-3 (Boston Braves Field).
1962 Bill Hartack becomes eighth jockey to win 3,000 horse races. 1972 Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong to win Wimbledon tennis women’s singles.
1973 First all-U.S. women’s Wimbledon, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert. 1973 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women’s mile (4:34.9).
1974 Federal Republic of Germany beats Netherlands 2-1 for soccer’s 10th World Cup in Munich.
1978 Martina Navratilova captures Wimbledon defeating Chris Evert.
1982 Steve Scott of U.S. runs the mile in a record 3:47.69.
1985 Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever (17) to win the men’s singles tennis at Wimbledon. He is also the first German to win the title.
1990 Greg Lemond wins his third Tour de France (90:43:20 average 23.3 mph).
1990 Martina Navratilova beats Zina Garrison for record 9th Wimbledon title.
1991 Michael Stich beats Boris Becker for Wimbledon championship. 1999 In Rome, Hicham El Guerrouj runs the fastest mile ever recorded; 3:43:13.
2007 Venus Williams wins the Women’s Singles, at Wimbledon for a fourth time.
Martina Navratilova won her ninth Wimbledon singles title, 27 years ago today.