On This Day

July 1886 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford for the 3rd straight year 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley defeats 2-time defending champion Maud Watson 6–3, 6-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Jul 31 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), born in Caseyville, Illinois (d. 1974)