On This Day

July 1935 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Great Britain amateur boxing team beats United States in the first International Golden Gloves tournament in NYC, New York
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry successfully defends his title against German Gottfried von Cramm 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
  • Jul 5 Tony (Brooklyn Dodgers) and Al (NY Giants) Cuccinello become the first brothers to both hit a MLB homer in the same game, Dodgers win 14-4

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th of 8 Wimbledon singles titles beating Helen Jacobs 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jul 8 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 28 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • Jul 29 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: 3rd straight GB title as Pat Hughes & Raymond Tuckey beat Americans Wilmer Allison & John Van Ryn 6-2, 1-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3 for unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 8 John David Crow, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1957, Texas A & M; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, 62, 65; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Marion, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jul 10 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Jul 12 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • Jul 12 Hans Tilkowski, German soccer goalkeeper (39 caps, West Germany; Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Husen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Jul 15 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Tenley Albright, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 21 Moe Drabowsky, American baseball player (1966 World Series), born in Ozanna, Poland (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • Jul 24 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • Jul 25 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Jul 27 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer, born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 30 William Negri, Italian soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Mantova, Bologna), born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, umpire, manager (umpire 10 World Series), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 75
  • Jul 10 Paul Hines, American MLB outfielder (Triple Crown 1878, Providence Grays), dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies