July 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 71st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 5 85th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at St Andrews

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Jul 8 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • Jul 9 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 20 44th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 21 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • Jul 21 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
  • Jul 21 Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 25 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 28 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 29 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Jul 3 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • Jul 5 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • Jul 5 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 6 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • Jul 6 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Jul 8 Clyde Butts, cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties)
  • Jul 14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • Jul 16 Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 18 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Larry Rinker, American professional golfer and coach, born in Stuart, Flordia
  • Jul 22 Dave Steib, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Jul 23 Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
  • Jul 25 Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Jul 26 Jeff Blatnick, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984), born in Schenectady, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • Jul 29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jul 30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist
  • Jul 30 Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • Jul 31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 31 Leon Durham, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 3 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • Jul 9 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • Jul 21 Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies