Events in Sport in July 1979

  • 1st Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

7th 93rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 8th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 12th "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

13th Calif's Nolan Ryan & Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 15th 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
  • 17th 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • 17th All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Sport awardGolf Major

21st 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 22nd Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 22nd 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

23rd George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 29th 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott