What Happened on July 7, 1887

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ernest Renshaw 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days), beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirk Koster, literary (New Noises)
  • Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 1971)