On This Day

July 1877 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 9 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first official lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • Jul 19 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 27-year-old English rackets player Spencer Gore wins inaugural event; beats William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 19 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)