July 1931 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs Chicago Cubs
  • Jul 3 51st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
  • Jul 3 Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 3 44th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5)
  • Jul 6 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
  • Jul 11 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
  • Jul 12 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
  • Jul 23 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics
  • Jul 26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 26 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 28 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 4 Rick Casares, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • Jul 20 Tony Marsh, English racing driver
  • Jul 26 Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnist (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Jul 28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • Jul 31 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach, born in Pelham, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies
  • Jul 16 Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies