July 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Tom Brown 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 4 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool: Irishman Fred Daly wins his only Open, 1 stroke ahead of Reg Horne and Frank Stranahan
  • Jul 5 Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago WS
  • Jul 8 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 20 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
  • Jul 26 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
  • Jul 26 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese auto racer (world sportscar championship 1985), born in Shizuoka-shi, Japan
  • Jul 2 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 4 Morganna Roberts, Baseball's kissing bandit, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 6 Lance Clemons, baseball player

Person of interestO.J. Simpson

Jul 9 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL Running Back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 12 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • Jul 14 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 19 Hans-J├╝rgen Kreische, East German footballer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • Jul 20 James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
  • Jul 21 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
  • Jul 23 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • Jul 24 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • Jul 24 Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever), born in Sialkot, Punjab
  • Jul 28 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jul 28 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jul 28 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • Jul 29 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 29 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies
  • Jul 30 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59