July 1959 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 15 of 15

3rd - 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)
3rd - 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane
4th - 66th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3)
6th - 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
7th - 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
9th - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
9th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 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

Birthdays 1 - 17 of 17

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, Dayton OH, Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th)
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

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

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

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