July 1934 in Sport

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

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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 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 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 10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 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

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Jul 16 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
  • Jul 23 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
  • Jul 29 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville, NY
  • Jul 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean and Tony Freitos go the distant

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 [Robert] Lee Elder, PGA golfer (1974 Monsanto Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • Jul 21 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • Jul 23 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • Jul 29 Alfred Scott, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • Jul 30 Bud Selig, American baseball team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • Jul 29 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)