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 55th British Golf Open - Royal Cinque Ports GC: George Duncan erases a 13 stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title
  • Jul 3 40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 3 33rd 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 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
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 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 (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests)
  • Jul 20 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • Jul 26 Bob Waterfield, NFL quarterback (Rams)

Deaths in Sport

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