July 1920 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1st 55th British Golf Open: George Duncan shoots a 303 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • 3rd 40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
  • 3rd 33rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-0)
  • 16th 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
  • 20th Heerenveen soccer team forms
  • 25th Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
  • 27th Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 27th 14th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium

Birthdays in Sport

  • 4th Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • 6th William Worthington, horse trainer
  • 13th Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 16th Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 17th Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • 17th Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 18th Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 19th Robert Christiani, cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests)
  • 26th Bob Waterfield, NFL QB (Rams)

Deaths in Sport

  • 5th John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies