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July 1964 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3; Emerson's 1st of 2 straight Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Smith of Australia

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 7 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 10 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 12 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France wins 4th consecutive Tour and is first to claim 5 titles
  • Jul 19 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire
  • Jul 23 Kansas City As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
  • Jul 25 Australian cricket captain and opening batsman Bob Simpson hits 311 v England in the drawn 4th Test in Manchester

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Bernard Laporte, French Rugby Union coach (France 1999-2007), born in Rodez, France
  • Jul 2 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 2 Joe Magrane, American baseball player nicknamed "Maddog" (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Person of interestJosé Canseco

Jul 2 José Canseco, Cuban-American MLB outfielder and designated hitter (AL MVP 1988), born in Havana, Cuba

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • Jul 2 Shannon Ritter, jockey
  • Jul 2 Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • Jul 3 Warren Newson, American MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Jul 4 Cle Kooiman, American soccer player, born in Ontario, California
  • Jul 6 Lillie Leatherwood, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Jul 8 Alexei Gusarov, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 9 Ronnie Grandison, American NBA forward (NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 9 Scott Verplank, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 2002, 06), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 10 Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • Jul 10 Urban Meyer, American football coach
  • Jul 10 Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 11 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Jul 13 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
  • Jul 14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Jul 14 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
  • Jul 16 Miguel Induráin, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95), born in Villava, Spain
  • Jul 19 Gina Procaccio, American long and middle distance runner, born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 Teresa Edwards, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984, 88,92,96), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • Jul 20 Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jul 22 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jul 23 Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Person of interestBarry Bonds

Jul 24 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Jul 24 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 25 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jul 25 Tony Granato, American NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Jul 28 Dave Alexander, American NFL center (NY Jets), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Jul 30 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager, born in Göppingen, West Germany

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1962), dies from injuries in May 24 crash at 35
  • Jul 12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • Jul 26 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, dies at 79