July 1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 5 44th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½"
  • Jul 13 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • Jul 16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • Jul 17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • Jul 29 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 10 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 13 George Handy, horse trainer
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)