On This Day

July 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2

  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
  • Jul 6 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
  • Jul 10 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)
  • 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
  • Jul 28 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Home team wins 3 straight titles as Henri Cochet beats American George Lott 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 for a 3-2 victory

Birthdays in Sport

Al Davis

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

  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 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 golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • Jul 17 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Dick Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Sofia Muratova

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

Mike Ilitch

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

  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 23 Billy Maxwell, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1951; Ryder Cup 1963; 7 x PGA Tour wins), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Jul 25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)
  • Jul 31 José Santamaría, Uruguayan soccer defender (Uruguay 20, Spain 16 caps; Real Madrid), born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Deaths in Sport

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