July 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success

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 1 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Beverly Fleitz 7-5, 8-6 for her 4th Wimbledon singles title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 US Open Women's Golf, Wichita GC: Uruguayan Fay Crocker beats Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk by 4 to become the tournament's first overseas winner

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 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 17 1st LPGA Championship, Orchard Ridge CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 3 shots from Louise Suggs
  • 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 Tour de France: Frenchman Louison Bobet makes it 3 straight general classification victories

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79) born in Turnersville, New Jersey
  • 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 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), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Jul 24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jul 27 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, 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 Formula One racing driver, dies at 26