What Happened on July 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
  • Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
  • Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies