July 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 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

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

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 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

Jul 6 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 9 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 2 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

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