On This Day

July 31, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 31st MLB All Star Game (2nd), Fenway Park, Boston: First tie in history; called due to rain after 9 innings with the score, 1–1
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Jerry Barber wins his only major title in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Don January (67-68)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame 57–17–7), dies at 77
1961 in Sport