July 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, baseball player
  • Jul 5 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • Jul 9 Robert Frankel, horse trainer
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 (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
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • 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