July 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 6 10th MLB All Star Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York, AL runs are homers
  • Jul 18 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • Jul 19 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam and The Hague

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • Jul 5 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • Jul 9 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Fremantle, Western Australia

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

Jul 16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • Jul 17 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • Jul 17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player
  • Jul 18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 21 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jul 26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 15 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • Jul 23 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56