What Happened in July 1901

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats defending 4-time champion R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Historic Event

Jul 2 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Historic Event

Jul 4 William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

Sports History

Jul 12 Cy Young wins his 300th game

  • Jul 12 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
  • Jul 12 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
  • Jul 15 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • Jul 16 The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
  • Jul 22 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
  • Jul 22 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • Jul 25 Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War

Historic Event

Jul 31 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, English philanthropist (Prisoners' Wives Service), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 2 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), born in Faringdon, Berkshire (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 Ruth Crawford Seeger, American modernist classical and folk music composer (String Quartet, 1931; Rissolty, Rossolty), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • Jul 5 Erling Kjellsby, Norwegian organist, educator and composer, born in Christiana, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Jul 5 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Jul 7 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • Jul 8 Donald Harden, Anglo-Irish archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • Jul 8 Ludwig Stiel, German pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1988)
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 9 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Belews Creek, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Jul 13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • Jul 13 Mickey Walker, American boxer (World Welterweight Champion 1922-26; World Middleweight Champion 1926-29), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 14 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Jul 14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • Jul 16 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Heinie Manush, American Baseball HOF left fielder (MLB All-Star 1934 Washington Sens; AL batting champion 1926 Detroit Tigers), born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 21 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget; Cafe Society), born in Milford, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Jul 22 Charles Weidman, American choreographer and modern dancer (Candide), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • Jul 23 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), born in Rolfe, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • Jul 25 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 John Bleifer, Polish actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Zawiercie, Poland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 28 (Hubert) "Rudy" Vallée, American singer and one of the earliest crooners ("Vagabond Dreams"; "My Time Is Your Time"), born in Island Pond, Vermont (d. 1986)
  • Jul 28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1979)
  • Jul 28 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1945) [1]
  • Jul 30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • Jul 31 Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1985)
  • Jul 31 Renié [Conley], American Academy Award-winning costume designer (Cleopatra; Kitty Foyle), born in Republic, Washington (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian and philosopher, dies at 59
  • Jul 4 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 55
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), dies at 74
  • Jul 13 Peter Jackson, Australian heavyweight boxer (International Boxing Hall of Fame), dies from tuberculosis at 40
  • Jul 17 John Farmer, English composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 18 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, Italian cellist, teacher, and composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • Jul 30 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), dies at 51