July 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • Jul 2 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3 ,6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats local favourite Anne Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of 3 straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 15 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
  • Jul 15 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 16 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 24 PGA Championship, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • Jul 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
  • Jul 4 Vinny Castilla, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Jul 5 Tim Worrell, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 6 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 6 Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jul 7 Alfred Jackson, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Erik van der More, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Jul 7 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
  • Jul 10 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 10 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 10 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
  • Jul 11 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 11 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jul 12 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jul 12 Joan Pitcock, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 13 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Jul 13 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jul 14 Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 14 Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • Jul 14 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • Jul 14 Robin Ventura, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Jul 15 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 16 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 16 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France
  • Jul 17 Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
  • Jul 17 Pearl Sinn, Seoul Korea, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th)
  • Jul 18 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 19 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • Jul 19 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 20 Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jul 20 Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jul 20 Jon Normile, fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 21 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Jul 21 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
  • Jul 22 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 22 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • Jul 23 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Jul 25 Dave Jareckie, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jul 25 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California
  • Jul 26 David McKenzie, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jul 27 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Jul 27 Emiel van Eijkeren, Dutch soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 27 Jeff Novak, American NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Neil Smith, English cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jul 28 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Jul 31 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 31 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Cricketer Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star), dies at 59
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59