On This Day

July 1907 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Jul 4 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 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American May Sutton avenges previous year's defeat, beating Dorothea Chambers 6-1, 6-4
  • 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 is soon banned
  • Jul 23 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jul 2 Leo O'Brien, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36) (d. 1997)
  • Jul 26 Istv├ín 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)