July 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jul 4 60th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (8-6 7-5)
  • Jul 5 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jul 7 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich
  • 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 40th Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (California Angels)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 WI cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • Jul 20 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • Jul 21 Brian Talbot, British footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 QB (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