Events in Sport in July 1979

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

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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

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7th 93rd Wimbledon Mens 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

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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)

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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

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23rd George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

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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