July 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 74th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 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 6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 4 Mickey Mantle is 18th 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: Soviet Union defeat 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 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron
  • 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, Princeton NJ, 5k runner
  • Jul 1 Mike Fitzgerald, baseball player
  • 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, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 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, NFL reciever (SF 49ers)

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 DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
  • Jul 16 Terry Pendleton, 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 26 LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics 1980, 84)
  • Jul 26 Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • Jul 27 Jo Durie, England, tennis player
  • 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