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Events in Sport

  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 29 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Jul 7 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • Jul 15 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

Jul 27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher