July 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
  • Jul 13 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • Jul 18 Giants and Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 4 Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster
  • Jul 5 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestArthur Ashe

Jul 10 Arthur Ashe, American tennis star (1968 US Open, 1975 Wimbledon), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Jul 12 Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)
  • Jul 12 Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)

Person of interestJimmy Johnson

Jul 16 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Jul 18 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (1979 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 20 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
  • Jul 24 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestBill Bradley

Jul 28 Bill Bradley, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Jul 28 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
  • Jul 29 Ingrid Krämer, German diver (Olympic gold medalist), born in Dresden Germany
  • Jul 31 Carla LPGA golfer, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 21 Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 42
  • Jul 27 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
  • Jul 27 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • Jul 31 Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp