On This Day

July 1878 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 18 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow makes his lone Wimbledon appearance, and wins; beats defending champion Spencer Gore 7-5, 6-1, 9-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 8 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish soccer striker (11 caps; Celtic 272 games, 188 goals), born in Croy, Scotland (d. 1945)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 21 Sam Bass, American Old West train robber and outlaw, dies of wounds from a gunfight with Texas Rangers 27