On This Day

August 1902 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 8 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles
  • Aug 27 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion William Larned beats Englishman R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • Aug 11 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 10 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies