On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title

Golfer Denny Shute
Denny Shute
  • Public Works Administration becomes effective

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)