July 1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty McKane of England beats American Helen Wills 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 for her 1st of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-French final Jean Borotra beats René Lacoste 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
  • Jul 7 American Robert LeGendre sets then long jump world record at 25' 5½" in Paris, France
  • 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 player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 13 George Handy, horse trainer
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)