On This Day

July 1960 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 1 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser wins is first and only Wimbledon singles title; beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil beats South African Sandra Reynolds 8–6, 6–0

Baseball Record

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

  • Jul 8 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey

British Golf Open

Jul 9 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Australian Kel Nagle wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Arnold Palmer in the centenary year of the Open Championship

  • Jul 10 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1
  • Jul 11 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • Jul 13 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York

Sports History

Jul 15 Baltimore's future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

  • 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

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 23 US Open Women's Golf, Worcester CC: Betsy Rawls wins her 4th Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske

  • Jul 24 PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Caroll-Ann Alie, Canadian sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Jozef Pribilinec, Czech speed walker (Olympic gold 1988, world record 10K), born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • Jul 6 Lauri Merten, American golfer (US Open 1993), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • Jul 7 Ralph Sampson, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1984–87; Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Jul 8 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympic gold 88, bronze 1992, 96)
  • Jul 10 Roger Craig, American NFL receiver (4-time Pro Bowl; 3-time Super Bowl; SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa

Kim Alexis

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

  • 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 football player (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 Kim Barnett, English cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89), born in Leek, United Kingdom
  • Jul 17 Scott Norwood, American NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 21 Fritz Walter, German footballer (VfB Stuttgart), 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 27 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
  • Jul 31 Dale Hunter, Canadian NHL center, coach, owner (Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, London Knights [OHL]), born in Petrolia, Ontario
  • Jul 31 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star

Weddings in Sport

Jack Nicklaus

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