July 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells

Sport awardTennis Open

3rd 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 4th 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 11th 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • 11th Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 11th FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • 13th 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 13th All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)

Sport awardGolf Major

18th 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 18th Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 25th 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • 25th 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • 25th 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

27th California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 30th Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
  • 1st Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • 1st Adrian Ward, American football player
  • 5th Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
  • 5th Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
  • 7th George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
  • 8th Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • 9th Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • 10th Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • 11th Chris Cooley, American football player
  • 12th Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 13th Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 13th Simon Clist, English footballer
  • 13th Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 16th Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
  • 17th Omari Banks, West Indian Cricketer
  • 18th Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
  • 19th Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • 19th Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • 22nd Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • 23rd Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
  • 23rd Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • 24th Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • 25th Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • 29th Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • 29th Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
  • 31st Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer

Deaths in Sport

  • 6th Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 7th Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 15th Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • 27th Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28
  • 30th Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies