July 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 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
  • Jul 4 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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