July 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 69th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jul 2 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 7 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • Jul 8 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
  • Jul 12 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • Jul 22 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
  • Jul 23 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jul 24 Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 26 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
  • Jul 26 Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
  • Jul 30 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • Jul 31 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
  • Jul 7 Len Barker, American baseball player
  • Jul 9 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jul 10 Pamela Theresa Jiles, NO LA, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Jul 11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jul 17 Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer
  • Jul 19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's)
  • Jul 24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jul 27 Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2 NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 9 Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)