July 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 1 Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 2 Joe DiMaggio hits a 3-run homer off Boston's Dick Newsome to pass Willie Keeler's MLB record 44 game hitting streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 NY Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field, Gehrig died the previous month

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jul 8 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 13 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • Jul 13 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
  • Jul 16 Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
  • Jul 17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • Jul 24 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • Jul 25 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jul 8 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • Jul 9 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Jul 11 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • Jul 13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • Jul 17 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • Jul 17 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
  • Jul 18 Marcia Jones-Smoke, American 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Oklahoma
  • Jul 22 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • Jul 23 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestNate Thurmond

Jul 25 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond