Historical Events in July 1977

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Jul 1 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
  • Jul 1 Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 91st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jul 3 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • Jul 3 The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
  • Jul 4 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • Jul 4 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Jul 4 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
  • Jul 5 Pakistani army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
  • Jul 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 7 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 7 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

Actress Barbara Bach
Barbara Bach
  • Jul 8 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Jul 10 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jul 12 John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval
  • Jul 13 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
  • Jul 14 North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
  • Jul 14 US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Jul 16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • Jul 17 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London
  • Jul 18 Vietnam becomes member of UN
  • Jul 19 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • Jul 19 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 19 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
  • Jul 20 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage
  • Jul 20 The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
  • Jul 20 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 21 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • Jul 21 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
  • Jul 23 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges
  • Jul 24 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jul 24 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
  • Jul 24 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Jul 26 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 26 The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa
  • Jul 27 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
  • Jul 28 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
  • Jul 28 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin Hooks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Jul 31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • Jul 31 E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 31 John F Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA