July 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 4 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Mickey Wright wins by 3 from Louise Suggs

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 4 Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 8 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey
  • Jul 9 89th British Golf Open: Kel Nagle shoots a 278 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 10 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jul 10 UEFA European Championship Final: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in Paris
  • Jul 11 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • Jul 12 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • Jul 13 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • Jul 14 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Jul 15 Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
  • Jul 16 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
  • Jul 17 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • Jul 18 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises
  • Jul 19 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 24 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Jay Hebert wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Australian Jim Ferrier
  • Jul 30 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • Jul 31 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Jul 3 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
  • Jul 6 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • Jul 7 Barbara Bierman, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 7 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
  • Jul 8 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympic gold 88, bronze 1992, 96)
  • Jul 10 Roger Craig, Americna football NFL reciever (SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa

Person of interestKim Alexis

Jul 15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Jul 16 Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Jul 16 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 17 Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
  • Jul 17 Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
  • Jul 17 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
  • Jul 20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 21 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Jul 22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jul 25 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • Jul 26 LaTaunya Pollard, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
  • Jul 26 Mitch Kahn, American kayak athlete (alt-Olympics 1996), born in San Clemente, California
  • Jul 27 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
  • Jul 31 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jul 31 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 23 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash


Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 9 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies