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This Day in Sports History — July 22

Naim Suleymanoglu
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 22:

1923 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators became the first major league player to strikeout 3,000 batters in his career, during a 3-1 win in Cleveland. (More info.)

1963 — Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round of their fight in Chicago to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1984 — Laurent Fignon won his second consecutive Tour de France in Paris. (More info.)

1984 — Spain’s Seve Ballesteros won the British Open. (More info.)

1990 — Nick Faldo won the British Open at St Andrews in Scotland. (More info.)

1990 — American Greg LeMond won his third Tour de France in five years in Paris. (More info.)

1996 — Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey became the first weight lifter in history to win three gold medals, setting a world record in the 141-pound class at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. (More info.)

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