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 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Peter Thomson of Australia wins the 2nd of 3 consecutive Open titles, 2 strokes clear of runner-up John Fallon
  • Jul 12 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • Jul 16 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his third FIA World Championship of Drivers title by finishing 2nd to fellow Mercedes driver Sterling Moss in the British Grand Prix at Aintree
  • 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 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