On This Day

July 1943 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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, College Hall of Fame and NFL running back (NY Jets 1966-75), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 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

Arthur Ashe

Jul 10 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

  • Jul 12 Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (30 Tests, 111 wickets; 2 x 100s), born in Timaru, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Jul 12 Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas

Jimmy Johnson

Jul 16 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (National C'ship Uni of Miami 1987; Super Bowl 1992, 93 Dallas Cowboys; Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

  • Jul 18 Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Jul 20 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in New Lexingon, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Jul 24 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)

Bill Bradley

Jul 28 Bill Bradley, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA C'ship 1970, 73; NBA All-Star 1973; NY Knicks), and politician (Democratic US Senator 1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

  • Jul 28 Larry Elkins, football player (Houston Oilers)
  • Jul 29 Ingrid Krämer, German diver (Olympic gold medalist), born in Dresden Germany

Divorces in Sport

Jack Dempsey

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 21 Charles Paddock, American 100m runner (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 42
  • Jul 27 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • Jul 31 Hedley Verity, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), dies in POW camp in Italy at 38