What Happened on July 20, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim wins his first of 2 straight Wimbledon titles beating Wilfred Baddeley 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander, King of Greece (1917-20), born at Tatoi Palace, Greece (d. 1920)
  • George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies