July 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 5 42nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 6 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • Jul 6 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 10 In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium

Birthdays in Sport


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Jul 4 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jul 4 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, baseball player
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 13 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 18 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
  • Jul 25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • Jul 31 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)