July 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 4 Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
  • Jul 7 64th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (6-1 8-10 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 7 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 8 57th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (6-1 3-6 6-1)

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Jul 11 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 12 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • Jul 13 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
  • Jul 16 FIFA World Cup: Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 26 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • Jul 26 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 29 Joe Fry, British racing driver, dies at 34