On This Day

July 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 4 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Carol Mann wins by 2 shots from fellow American Kathy Cornelius

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • Jul 9 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O'Connor Snr
  • Jul 13 36th MLB All Star Game, Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota: NL wins, 6-5; MVP: Juan Marichal, SF Giants, P
  • Jul 14 52nd Tour de France: In his first year as a professional, Italian Felice Gimondi, a replacement on the Salvarani team, captures overall title ahead of Raymond Poulidor
  • Jul 20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • Jul 23 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Jul 29 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • Jul 30 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England
  • Jul 1 Carl Fogarty, English motorbike racer (4x World Superbike champion), born in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Jul 3 Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands
  • Jul 3 Dan Land, American NFL cornerback and safety (Oakland Raiders), born in Donalsonville, Georgia
  • Jul 3 Greg Vaughn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 96, 98, 2001); Silver Slugger Award 1998; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 3 Vinson Smith, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Statesville, North Carolina
  • Jul 4 Harvey Grant, American NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Jul 4 John Frawley, Australian tennis player, born in Redcliffe, Australia
  • Jul 4 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 5 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • Jul 10 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 10 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 11 Tony Cottee, English footballer
  • Jul 11 Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
  • Jul 12 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jul 12 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 12 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
  • Jul 14 Reina Olea, female jockey
  • Jul 15 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 15 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 15 Tom Dvorak, Canadian equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Braunschwieg, Germany
  • Jul 16 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jul 16 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 17 Ken Evraire, Canadian CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 18 Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Jul 19 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 19 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Jul 21 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 21 Gudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Jul 21 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
  • Jul 22 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 22 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Jul 23 Brett Faryniarz, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Carmichael, California
  • Jul 24 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jul 24 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 24 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 25 Torey Lovullo, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 27 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer, born in Luque, Paraguay
  • Jul 29 Doug Burden, rower (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Jul 29 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jul 29 Karen Doell, American softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996), born in Winkler, Manitoba
  • Jul 29 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jul 30 Tim Munton, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; Warwickshire), born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
  • Jul 31 Scott Brooks, American basketball guard, coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2010, OKC Thunder; Washington Wizards 2016-19), born in French Camp, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jul 7 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • Jul 30 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65