July 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 58th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63)
  • 2nd 51st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-4 6-0)
  • 4th 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
  • 6th 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 8th Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
  • 8th 73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 15th Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
  • 16th 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
  • 20th Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

23rd Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 28th Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours
  • 29th Olympic National Park forms
  • 31st 32nd Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (early 60s)
  • 1st Don Pavletich, baseball player
  • 1st Craig Anderson, baseball player
  • 3rd David Gandolfo, horse trainer
  • 3rd Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)
  • 4th Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
  • 12th Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • 12th Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
  • 15th Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • 18th John Connelly, St Helens, Lancashire, footballer (20 English caps), (d. 2012)
  • 20th Roger Hunt, English footballer
  • 24th John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 28th Luis Aragon├ęs, Spanish football manager
  • 30th Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)

Deaths in Sport

  • 5th John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies
  • 14th Robert Poore, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies