On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1901

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, born in London (d. 1996)