What Happened on July 1, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins
  • 20th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • 27th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (7-5 6-3 6-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)
  • Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)