July 1967 in Sports History

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

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 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

  • 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 Houston Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR, off SF Giant Juan Marichal

British Golf Open

Jul 15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

LPGA Championship

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

  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 24 PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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 26 Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • Jul 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 Brian Cashman, American baseball executive (World Series 1998, 99, 2000, 09 NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Jul 4 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Jul 5 Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 6 David Whitmore, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Daingerfield, Texas
  • Jul 6 Omar Olivares, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 7 Erik van der More, football player (FC Utrecht)
  • Jul 7 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver, born in Hobro, Denmark
  • Jul 10 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver (14 x Monster Jam World Finals C'ships), born in Paxton, Illinois
  • 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 13 Pat Rapp, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Jennings, Louisiana
  • Jul 14 Glen Scrivener, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 14 Hashan Tillekeratne, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • Jul 14 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • Jul 14 Robin Ventura, American infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Jul 15 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety, 1998-2001 (Pittsburgh Steelers, and 2 other teams), and defensive caosh (Pittsburgh, 2011-17), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jul 16 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France
  • Jul 16 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 17 Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard & basketball executive (Washington Bullets), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Jul 18 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 19 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis player, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jul 19 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 20 Ian Beckles, Canadian NFL guard, 1990-98 (Tampa Bay Bucs; Philadelphia Eagles), and radio broadcaster, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 20 Jon Normile, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 21 Lance Painter, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1993-2003 (Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Bedford, England
  • Jul 21 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star, born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • Jul 22 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • Jul 23 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Jul 24 Nick Nurse, American basketball head coach (NBA C'ship 2019, Toronto Raptors; Canadian men's national team), born in Carroll, Iowa
  • Jul 25 Dave Jareckie, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jul 25 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 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, American hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 31 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 31 Tony Massenburg, American NBA forward who played for 12 different teams, born in Sussex, Virginia

Weddings in Sport

Richie Benaud

Jul 26 Australian cricket captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29

Jimmie Foxx

Jul 21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball HOF first baseman (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933; Philadelphia A's, Boston RS), dies after choking on food at 59

  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59