July 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport


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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

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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

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

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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)

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7th Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

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, Las Vegas NV, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 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, Albany NY, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • 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, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open)
  • 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, Middletown OH, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th)
  • 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