15 August – A Look Back At Some Highlights

We take a look at some of the highlights of sporting events that have taken place on 15th August

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1903 New Zealand’s All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia’s Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground; New Zealand win 22-3

1948 US Open Women’s Golf, Atlantic City CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by 8 strokes from Betty Hicks

1950 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 to retain heavyweight boxing title

1964 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

1971 Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race

1977 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia

1981 Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

1992 Striker Brian Deane scores both goals for Sheffield United in a season-opening 2-1 home win over Manchester United at Bramall Lane; first of Deane’s goals is the first in EPL’s inaugural season

1999 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd major by 1 stroke from Spaniard Sergio Garcia

2004 South African 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend & Ryk Neethling smash the world record with 3:13.17 at the Athens Olympics

2010 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Martin Kaymer of Germany wins his first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with Bubba Watson

2019 60th annual finger wrestling (Fingerhakeln) championships takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, part of Partenkirchner Festival week