On This Day

July 1957 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad successfully defends in crown beating fellow Australian 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 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 5 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson becomes the first black female athlete to win Wimbledon beating 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: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins first of 5 general classification titles
  • Jul 21 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • Jul 21 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format
  • 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
  • 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 Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 1 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Jul 3 Danny Heep, American MLB outfielder, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jul 5 David Pinkney, British Touring car racer, born in Bridlington, England
  • Jul 5 Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada
  • 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), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 8 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
  • Jul 14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • Jul 16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)

Person of interestNick Faldo

Jul 18 Nick Faldo, English golfer (US Masters 1989, 90, 96; British Open 1987, 90, 92), 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 22 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jul 23 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • Jul 26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestWayne Grady

Jul 26 Wayne Grady, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1990), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jul 30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jul 30 Bill Cartwright, American basketball center, coach (3-time NBA champion, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • Jul 30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 31 Leon Durham, American baseball 1st baseman, outfielder (Chicago Cubs; MLB All Star 1982-83, 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