On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1923

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane: Pat O'Hara Wood wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Bert St John 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
  • Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Brisbane: Margaret Molesworth retains title; beats Esna Boyd 6-1, 7-5

Sport awardTennis Open

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Germantown CC, PA: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-2, 6-1 for her first of 7 US singles crowns

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Famous Birthdays

  • Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicket-keeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
  • Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer, born in Karachi (d. 1982)
  • Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)