On This Day

August 1900 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 8 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles
  • Aug 9 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles
  • Aug 19 Start of the one and only Olympic cricket match, in Paris
  • Aug 20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • Aug 21 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win his third straight US singles title
  • Aug 31 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26), born in Witta, Queensland, Australia (d. 1965)
  • Aug 10 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)
  • Aug 11 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • Aug 20 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 12 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian world chess champion (1866-94), dies at 64