July 1923 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jul 6 36th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 7 43rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
  • Jul 7 Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
  • Jul 11 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 21 Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 22 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jul 22 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)
  • Jul 8 Harrison Dillard, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 14 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • Jul 23 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)