On This Day

July 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his second Wimbledon singles title 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 over American Howard Kinsey
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Briton Kitty Godfree wins her second Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Lilí Álvarez

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jul 10 US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa

Golfer Bobby Jones
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Bobby Jones
  • Jul 18 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
  • Jul 22 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • Jul 24 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Jul 25 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, born in Lowell, North Carolina (d. 2009)