July 1933 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 6 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating American Ellsworth Vines 4-6, 11-9, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 8 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • Jul 9 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jul 19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jul 23 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 28 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • Jul 30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • Jul 1 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 Frank Austin, English footballer
  • Jul 7 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jul 10 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), born in Taitung, Taiwan (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
  • Jul 17 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
  • Jul 20 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
  • Jul 24 Doug Sanders, American professional golfer, born in Cedartown, Georgia
  • Jul 27 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
  • Jul 28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 29 Cammie Smith, West Indian cricket opening batsman (1960-62)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey