Davis Cup in History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 109

  • 1900-02-09 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 1900-08-08 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
  • 1900-08-10 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
  • 1902-08-08 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
  • 1903-08-08 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
  • 1904-07-05 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1905-07-24 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1906-06-18 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1907-07-23 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1908-11-30 8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1909-11-30 9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)
  • 1912-01-03 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
  • 1912-11-30 11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1913-07-28 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1914-08-15 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • 1920-01-21 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1920-07-16 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
  • 1921-09-03 16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0)
  • 1922-09-05 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • 1923-09-01 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • 1924-09-13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1925-09-12 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1926-09-11 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • 1927-09-10 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 1928-07-29 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1929-07-28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1930-07-27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1931-07-26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1932-07-31 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-07-30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1934-07-31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1935-09-11 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
  • 1937-07-27 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1938-08-05 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 1939-09-05 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
  • 1946-12-26 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1947-12-30 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1948-09-06 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • 1949-08-28 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1950-07-12 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1950-08-26 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • 1951-12-27 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1952-12-31 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)
  • 1953-12-31 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1954-12-28 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1955-08-26 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
  • 1955-12-28 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
  • 1956-12-27 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
  • 1957-12-28 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1958-12-31 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
  • 1959-08-31 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)

  • 1960-12-13 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
  • 1960-12-28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1961-12-28 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1962-12-28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • 1963-12-29 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • 1964-09-28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 1965-12-29 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1966-12-28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • 1967-12-28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • 1968-12-28 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
  • 1969-09-21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1970-08-31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1971-10-11 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 1972-10-15 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • 1973-12-02 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1974-11-07 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 1975-12-21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • 1976-12-19 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
  • 1977-12-04 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
  • 1978-12-10 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
  • 1979-12-16 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • 1980-12-07 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
  • 1981-12-13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • 1982-11-28 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
  • 1983-12-28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1984-12-18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1985-12-22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • 1986-12-28 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
  • 1987-03-15 US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1988-12-17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1990-12-02 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)
  • 1991-12-01 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
  • 1992-12-06 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
  • 1993-12-05 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1995-12-03 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
  • 1996-12-01 85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)
  • 1997-11-30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • 1999-12-05 88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)
  • 2000-12-10 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • 2001-12-20 90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 2002-12-01 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 2003-11-30 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)
  • 2004-12-05 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
  • 2005-12-04 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
  • 2006-12-03 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1879-07-05 Dwight Filley Davis, US Sect of War/donated tennis' Davis Cup
  • 1896-06-18 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)
  • 1931-04-17 John Bartlett, tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
  • 1959-03-15 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • 1964-08-16 Jimmy Arias, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1972-03-23 Jonas Bjorkman, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (Davis Cup 1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1945-11-28 Dwight Davis, donator of tennis' Davis Cup, dies
  • 1994-07-17 Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95
  • 1994-09-17 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40