July 1931 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians MLB, Browns NFL, 78,189 capacity) is completed, closed 1993
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sidney Wood Jr beats fellow American Frank Shields in a walkover - ankle injury
  • Jul 3 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland, his first heavyweight title defence
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-German final Cilly Aussem beats Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 7-5
  • Jul 6 US Open Golf, Inverness Club, Ohio: Billy Burke wins by 1 stroke from George Von Elm in a second 36-hole playoff
  • 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)
  • Jul 6 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 2018)

Person of interestRoone Arledge

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 23 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • Jul 24 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
  • Jul 26 Takashi Ono, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • 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 "Kodgee" Kotze, South African cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies