On This Day

July 1905 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 3 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for world heavyweight title

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jul 4 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic, A's win 4-2

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Sutton becomes first American player to win the singles title at Wimbledon; beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-4
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home town favourite Laurence Doherty wins his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats Norman Brookes of Australia 8-6 6-2 6-4
  • Jul 24 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)
  • Jul 30 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket wicket-keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)

Person of interestClarence Campbell

Jul 9 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jul 22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)