On This Day

July 1879 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 15 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Vere St. Leger Goold 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)
  • Jul 27 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (d. 1960)