July 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 3 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Jul 5 Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)
  • Jul 6 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 6 80th British Golf Open: Max Faulkner shoots a 285 at Royal Portrush Golf Club
  • Jul 7 58th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-1 6-0)
  • Jul 10 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 12 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
  • Jul 14 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jul 29 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestRichard Hadlee

Jul 3 Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all rounder (431 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 5 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
  • Jul 11 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • Jul 14 Judi Brown, E Lansing Mich, 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Jul 15 Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 18 Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
  • Jul 19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
  • Jul 20 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 21 Doug Collins, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 21 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Jul 26 Robert Edwin Wadkins, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 29 Dan Driessen, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 9 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • Jul 14 Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies