Events in Sport in July 1958

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ashley Cooper wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Neale Fraser 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 13-11

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer 8-6, 6-2 to successfully defend her title
  • Jul 5 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 in a playoff with Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
  • Jul 7 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at Headingley
  • Jul 8 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
  • Jul 13 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 13 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 19 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • Jul 20 PGA Championship, Llanerch CC: Dow Finsterwald wins 1st PGA C'ship held in current stroke play format; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
  • Jul 20 Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 20 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 24 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 27 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs