What Happened on July 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Golf, Muirfield: England's Henry Cotton wins by 5 from Irishman Fred Daly for his third Open victory
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor