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1901 — Seven-year-old Og­den wins two races in a sin­gle day at Sheepshead Bay race track in Coney Is­land in New York.

1924 — Bill Tilden wins his fifth straight U.S. men's sin­gles ti­tle with a 6-1, 9-7, 6-2 vic­tory over Bill John­ston.

1940 — By­ron Nel­son wins the PGA by beat­ing Sam Snead 1-up at the Her­shey Coun­try Club in Pennsylvan­ia.

1970 — The tie-break de­buts in Grand Slam ten­nis at the U.S. Open. A to­tal of 26 tie-breaks (the nine­point sud­den death tie-break) are played on the first day of the tour­na­ment. Bob McKin­ley and Ray Ruf­fels both win matches in fifth­set tie-breaks.

1971 — Six­teen-year-old Chris Evert wins the first of her record 101 U.S. Open matches, de­feat­ing Edda Bud­ing, 6-1, 6-0, in 42 min­utes. Jimmy Con­nors, play­ing on 19th birthday, comes back from a twoset deficit to beat Alex Olmedo for his first U.S. Open vic­tory.

1984 — In his first NFL start, Atlanta's Gerald Riggs rushes for 202 yards and scores two touch­downs as the Fal­cons beat New Or­leans 36-28.

1995 — Frank Bruno wins a heavy­weight cham­pi­onship in his fourth at­tempt reg­is­ter­ing a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion over Oliver McCall to take his WBC ti­tle in Wem­b­ley, Eng­land. 2001 — Michael Schu­macher be­comes the win­ningest driver in For­mula One his­tory, win­ning the Bel­gian Grand Prix for his 52nd ca­reer vic­tory. Schu­macher breaks the mark shared with Alain Prost and clinches his fourth world cham­pi­onship.


In 1991, Jimmy Con­nors turns 39 years old and ral­lies from a 2-5 fifth-set deficit to de­feat 24year-old Aaron Krick­stein.

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