On This Day

July 1887 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days); defending champion beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Herbert Lawford wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ernest Renshaw 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 6 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, born in Marrickville, New South Wales, New South Wales
  • Jul 16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Black Sox Scandal; World Series 1917, Chicago WS), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • Jul 29 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), born in New York (d. 1959)