July 1917 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
  • Jul 6 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • Jul 6 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • Jul 10 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jul 17 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
  • Jul 24 Simon Slattvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jul 24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 26 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 26 Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic gold 1948)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 14 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (b. 1887)
  • Jul 31 Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies