July 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen
  • Jul 4 Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, and win World Series

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jul 5 32nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 6 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
  • Jul 7 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
  • Jul 7 39th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)
  • Jul 13 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • Jul 27 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 12 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • Jul 24 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • Jul 31 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, Indian cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59), born in Pune, India (d. 2003)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 31 R G Barlow, cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies