July 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Jul 1 Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

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Jul 6 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

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 NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jul 8 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • Jul 9 Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 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, Oklahoma, 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 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)

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Jul 25 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29