July 1940 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 9 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 25 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
  • Jul 28 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
  • Jul 29 S>V. Urk Dutch soccer team forms

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Jack Acker, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jul 3 Cesar Tovar, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Jul 4 Walter Greenman, horse trainer
  • Jul 6 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • Jul 7 James Toner, horse trainer
  • Jul 10 Keith Stackpole, cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74)
  • Jul 11 Rafael Martinez, horse trainer
  • Jul 18 Joseph Torre, outfield/manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP)
  • Jul 22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 25 John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 3 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
  • Jul 14 Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies