1907 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jan 21 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Mar 16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 22 69th Grand National: Tom Coulthwaite aboard Alf Newey wins
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • Apr 11 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • Apr 19 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
  • May 8 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 8 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • May 21 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 26 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 30 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • Jun 11 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket
  • Jun 21 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 21 47th British Golf Open: Arnaud Massy shoots a 312 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jun 28 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

  • Jul 2 US National Women's Tennis Championship: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her only major singles title
  • Jul 4 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American May Sutton avenges previous year's defeat, beating Dorothea Chambers 6-1, 6-4
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Norman Brookes becomes the first non-Englishman and left-hander to win Wimbledon beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jul 6 Tom Reece takes 5 weeks to compile the highest recorded billiards break in a match (499,135) in London, his 'cradle' cannon method was soon banned
  • Jul 23 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 2 Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson at 19 begins his 21 year Baseball Hall of Fame playing career with Washington with 3-2 loss v Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 4 Tour de France: Lucien Petit-Breton of France beats countryman Gustave Garrigou to win first of 2 Tour victories
  • Aug 7 Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland
  • Aug 11 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • Aug 23 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • Aug 24 3rd Australasian Championships: Horace Rice beats Harry Parker (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Aug 28 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)
  • Sep 20 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • Oct 5 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) plays first game; Montreal beats Toronto, 17-8 in Montreal
  • Oct 12 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • Oct 31 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • Nov 9 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • Nov 13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • Nov 16 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 English Professional Football Players' Association forms
  • Dec 2 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 7 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • Dec 30 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 5 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 3,000m steeplechase 1936), born in Ylöjärvi, Finland (d. 1969)
  • Jan 22 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • Jan 26 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • Jan 27 Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
  • Feb 9 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • Feb 11 E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
  • Feb 14 Johnny Longden, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey/trainer (1943 Crown on Count Fleet), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • Mar 17 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • Apr 2 Luke Appling, American football player, born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Apr 10 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba (d. 1985)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 20 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55), born in Rawalpindi, British India (d. 1991)
  • May 6 Weeb Ewbank, NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets)
  • May 9 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • May 11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • May 16 Robert Tisdall, Irish 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1932)
  • May 17 Ilona Schacherer Elek, fencer (Olympic gold 1936, 48), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 6 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Jun 14 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1989)
  • Jun 26 Debs Garms, American baseball player, born in Bangs, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Jul 1 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jul 2 Leo O'Brien, cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36)
  • Jul 26 István Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1932), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Aug 11 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • Aug 13 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
  • Aug 28 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • Sep 22 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • Sep 26 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Sep 28 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Sep 28 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 29 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Oct 1 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Oct 9 Klaes Karppinen, Finnish athlete, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic gold 1936), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1992)
  • Oct 14 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Oct 22 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)
  • Nov 22 Dick Bartell, baseball player
  • Nov 25 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • Dec 10 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • Dec 16 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
  • Dec 18 Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
  • Dec 19 Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 6 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • Jan 16 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies at 64
  • Jan 25 René Pottier, French racing cyclist, dies at 27
  • Feb 12 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), dies of lymphadenoma at 28
  • Jun 14 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • Jun 21 Lena Rice, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), dies of tuberculosis at 41
  • Nov 21 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies