July 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardTennis Open

3rd 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

3rd 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 66th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Sport awardGolf Major

6th 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 7th 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 9th Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

9th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 12th NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during ankee-Red Sox game
  • 18th African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
  • 18th 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • 19th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
  • 21st Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
  • 26th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 27th William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 30th In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Anne Smith, tennis star, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 2nd Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • 2nd Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • 3rd Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 5th Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)
  • 6th Tahir Naqqash, cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85)
  • 12th Judi Adams, Phoenix Az, archer (Olympics-1980, 96)
  • 14th Rodney Rash, horse trainer
  • 16th Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 21st Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
  • 24th Brian Fogt, Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 24th Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 27th David East, cricketer
  • 29th Brian James Claar, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 30th Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
  • 31st Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 31st Peter Senior, Australian golfer, born in Singapore

Divorces in Sport

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2nd MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Deaths in Sport

  • 11th C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies