On This Day

July 1895 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 11 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes
  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 2-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his third Wimbledon singles title

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 16 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Waldemar Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 9 Jack Simpson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1884), dies of typhoid fever at 35