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July 11, 1953 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestLeon Spinks

Leon Spinks, American boxer (WBC, WBA heavyweight champion 1978; Olympic gold light heavyweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2021)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks

Deaths in Sport

  • Oliver Campbell, American tennis player (US Open 1890-92), dies at 82
1953 in Sport