July 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

4th 76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie Jean King (3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 9th Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • 12th 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • 13th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
  • 14th Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • 18th Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • 20th Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 20th 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 23rd 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Wash DC
  • 23rd All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • 24th Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport awardGolf Tournament

27th 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 30th Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Gary Brown, NFL running back (Houston Oilers)
  • 1st Graham Lloyd, cricketer (son of David, Lancashire batsman, Eng ODI 96)
  • 4th David Wittman 1.5k runner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 4th Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 5th Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 5th John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
  • 5th John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 5th Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 6th Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

7th Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 7th Sylke Otto, German luger
  • 8th Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 8th Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 8th Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 8th Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
  • 9th Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 9th Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 9th Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • 10th Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 12th Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • 12th Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
  • 13th Ewan Beaton, Winnipeg Manitoba, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 13th Kim Braatz, Santa Ana California, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 13th Richard Roelofsen, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
  • 13th Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • 14th Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 15th John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 15th Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 15th Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 15th Peter Ciavaglia, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 15th Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
  • 16th Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
  • 17th Tommy Soderstrom, Stockholm SWE, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • 20th Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
  • 23rd Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 23rd Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 23rd Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 23rd Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 24th Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 24th Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 24th Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 25th Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 25th Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 25th Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 26th Greg Colbrunn, Fontana CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 26th Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
  • 26th Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 26th Patrick Alfred Bates, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 27th Jason Woolley, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 27th Linda Burgess, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • 28th Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 28th Frank Lickliter, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 28th Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
  • 28th Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 28th Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92, 96)
  • 28th Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa California, heptathlete
  • 29th Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 30th Duane Bock, Southampton NY, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open)
  • 30th Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 30th Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 31st Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2nd Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 22nd Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies