July 1884 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 10 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
  • Jul 15 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 6-4, 9-7
  • Jul 19 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maud Watson becomes inaugural female champion by beating her sister Lillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
  • Jul 21 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
  • Jul 30 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 6 Harold Vanderbilt, American yachtsman and America's Cup winner (1930,34,37), born in Oakdale, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jul 14 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 10 Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47