SportsGuyMike’s Today In Sports History June 21st!
Some of the most interesting things around sports happened on this day. For Yankee fans all over the world, today was a very sad day in 1939 to say the least. Enjoy some of these other TISH bits.
1932 – Heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey. Schmeling’s manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed “We was robbed!”
1939 – Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.
1942 – Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.
1954 – Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3 minutes and 58 seconds. He was the second person to achieve the feat.
1963 – In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0.09.1.
1970 – Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.
1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association made its debut. The New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.
1999 – Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars’ theme song.