July 1920 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Jul 1 Washington Senators pitching legend Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park, the only no-hitter of his illustrious career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jul 1 British Open Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Scotsman George Duncan erases 13 stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title; first Open played since WWII
  • Jul 1 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman's Park
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden, becomes first American male to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Gerald Patterson of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-0 to complete a sweep after taking the women's & mixed doubles titles
  • Jul 6 NY Yankees score a MLB record 14 runs in 5th inning, beat Washington Senators, 17-0
  • Jul 16 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
  • Jul 20 Heerenveen soccer team forms
  • Jul 25 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
  • Jul 27 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • Jul 27 14th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Jul 18 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • Jul 26 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 5 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies