July 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins 2nd leg of her Grand Slam beating fellow American Doris Hart 8-6, 7-5
  • Jul 5 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
  • Jul 7 PGA Championship, Birmingham CC: Walter Burkemo wins 2 & 1 from Felize Torza
  • Jul 9 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 10 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jul 14 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • Jul 26 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins first of 3 consecutive Tour general classification events
  • Jul 27 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • Jul 1 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • Jul 2 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (California Angels)

Person of interestLeon Spinks

Jul 11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Jul 13 Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • Jul 20 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • Jul 21 Brian Talbot, British footballer

Person of interestGraham Gooch

Jul 23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jul 24 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • Jul 29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Cook, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992), born in Johannesburg, South Africa