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July 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 Lou Gehrig hits record 17th career grand slam in Yankees 8-3 win v Washington, passes Babe Ruth's total

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 American doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles title as she and Simone Mathieu of France defend their crown 6-3, 6-3 vs Dorothy Andrus & Sylvie Henrotin

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
  • Jul 7 Mary Hirsch, daughter of 3-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer Max Hirsch, becomes first woman to be licensed to train thoroughbred horses in the United States
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round Little of England beats American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 10 Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • Jul 12 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 13 Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 14 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
  • Jul 17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 Australian cricket batting legend Don Bradman completes 304 in drawn 4th Test vs England at Leeds; 430 minutes, 43 x fours, 2 x sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 29 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Park CC: Paul Runyan wins first of his 2 PGA crowns, defeating Craig Wood in 38 holes
  • Jul 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Fred Perry beats American Frank Shields 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 15-13 to give Great Britain unassailable 3-1 lead to retain title; ends 4-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Ivan Madray, West Indian cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • Jul 10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), born in Leiah, British India (d. 2012)
  • Jul 13 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • Jul 14 Lee Elder, American golfer (first African-American to play in the US Masters; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 16 George Perles, American football coach (Michigan State University 1983-94; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Jul 20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • Jul 21 Chandu Borde, Indian cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67), born in Pune, British India
  • Jul 23 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Willie Davis, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Super Bowl 1967, 68; Pro Bowl 1963-67; First-team All-Pro 1962, 64–67; Green Bay Packers), born in Lisbon, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Jul 27 André Abadie, French rugby union front rower (7 caps; SC Rieumois, SC Graulhetois, SC Albi), born in Toulouse, France (d. 2020)
  • Jul 29 Alfred Scott, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • Jul 30 Bud Selig, American Baseball Hall of Fame team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and executive (MLB Commissioner 1998-2015), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 28 Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies at 57
  • Jul 29 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), dies of acute indigestion at 50