On This Day

July 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 13 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
  • Jul 16 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket
  • Jul 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills: American-based Scot James Foulis wins by 3 strokes ahead of Englishman Horace Rawlins
  • Jul 18 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji completes an unbeaten 154 on Test cricket debut for England in 2nd Test against Australia at Old Trafford
  • Jul 20 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats 3-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 8-6, 6-3

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 21 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Charlotte Cooper beats Alice Simpson Pickering 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 26 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), born in Nottingham (d. 1933)