Events in Sport in July 1966

  • Jul 1 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • Jul 1 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 3 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • Jul 3 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

  • Jul 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 12 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
  • Jul 14 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • Jul 17 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 23 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • Jul 24 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • Jul 24 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth