July 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 83rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 9 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • Jul 12 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 13 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
  • Jul 14 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • Jul 15 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Jul 18 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • Jul 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 20 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Deaths in Sport

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