August 1889 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Aug 29 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, Rhode Island)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 8 Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
  • Aug 10 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Aug 31 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • Aug 31 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), born in London, England (d. 1967)