Events in Sport in July 1954

  • Jul 1 Test Cricket debut of Khalid Hassan, 16 yrs 352, then world record

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 68th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall (13-11 4-6 6-2 9-7)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Jul 3 61st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5)
  • Jul 3 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: West Germany defeats Hungary 3-2 for footballs 5th World Cup in Bern
  • Jul 5 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
  • Jul 9 83rd British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • Jul 12 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • Jul 13 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 18 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 18 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
  • Jul 20 Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
  • Jul 25 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
  • Jul 27 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul Minn
  • Jul 30 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • Jul 31 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)