July 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ashley Cooper wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Neale Fraser 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 13-11

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer 8-6, 6-2 to successfully defend her title
  • Jul 5 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 in a playoff with Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
  • Jul 7 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at Headingley
  • Jul 8 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
  • Jul 13 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 13 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 19 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • Jul 20 PGA Championship, Llanerch CC: Dow Finsterwald wins 1st PGA C'ship held in current stroke play format; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
  • Jul 20 Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 20 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 24 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 27 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 1 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jul 3 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 6 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • Jul 6 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • Jul 7 Michael Marx, US fencer-epee (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 9 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jul 11 Hugo S├ínchez, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 13 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • Jul 15 Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
  • Jul 23 Ken Green, American PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open), born in Danburry, Connecticut
  • Jul 26 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • Jul 27 Christopher Dean, English Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • Jul 30 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • Jul 31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), dies at 78
  • Jul 22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies