July 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Test Cricket debut of Khalid Hassan, 16 yrs 352, then world record

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 68th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall (13-11 4-6 6-2 9-7)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Jul 3 61st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5)
  • Jul 3 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: West Germany defeats Hungary 3-2 for footballs 5th World Cup in Bern
  • Jul 5 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
  • Jul 9 83rd British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • Jul 12 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • Jul 13 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 18 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 18 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
  • Jul 20 Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
  • Jul 25 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
  • Jul 27 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 30 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • Jul 31 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Michael Daniel Reid, Bainbridge MD, PGA golfer (1987 Seiko Tucson)
  • Jul 3 Debbie Skinner, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 4 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jul 5 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)

Person of interestWillie Randolph

Jul 6 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph

Person of interestAndre Dawson

Jul 10 Andre Dawson, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jul 12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
  • Jul 13 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • Jul 13 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Olympic 20-1996)
  • Jul 18 Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)
  • Jul 18 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 24 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)

Person of interestWalter Payton

Jul 25 Walter Payton, American NFL Running Back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Jul 26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
  • Jul 29 Flo Hyman, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California
  • Jul 31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 29 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
  • Jul 31 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)