On This Day

Jack Kramer

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won the Wimbledon Men's single title in 1947 and the US Open Men's singles in 1946 and 1947.

Born: August 1, 1921
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 12, 2009 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1943-09-06 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Joe Hunt beats fellow American Jack Kramer 6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0 for his lone major title
  • 1946-09-08 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jack Kramer beats fellow American Tom Brown Jr. 9-7, 6-3, 6-0 for his first of 2 straight US singles crowns
  • 1946-12-28 1st Davis Cup, Melbourne, Australia: Jack Kramer & Ted Schroeder give US unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Australians John Bromwich & Adrian Quist 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; ends 5-0
  • 1947-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Tom Brown 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1947-09-14 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jack Kramer wins second straight US title; beats fellow American Frank Parker 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3

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