ON THIS DATE ...
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.