July 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (early 60s)
  • Jul 1 Don Pavletich, baseball player
  • Jul 1 Craig Anderson, baseball player
  • Jul 3 David Gandolfo, horse trainer
  • Jul 3 Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)
  • Jul 4 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
  • Jul 12 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • Jul 12 Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • Jul 12 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
  • Jul 15 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • Jul 18 John Connelly, St Helens, Lancashire, footballer (20 English caps), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 20 Roger Hunt, English footballer
  • Jul 24 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • Jul 28 Luis Aragon├ęs, Spanish football manager
  • Jul 30 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)

Deaths in Sport

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