July 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • Jul 3 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out a record 19 Minnesota Twins (10 inns) for another record 32 Ks in consecutive games

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5 to earn first ever prize money (£750) offered at Wimbledon

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 US Open Women's Golf, Moselem Springs GC: Susie Maxwell Berning beats Mickey Wright by 3 strokes

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

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Jul 9 Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76'ers to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jul 9 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston

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Jul 9 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • Jul 11 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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Jul 21 PGA Championship, Pecan Valley GC: Julius Boros (48) becomes oldest winner of a major; wins by 1 from Bob Charles & Arnold Palmer

  • Jul 21 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
  • Jul 2 Mike Lee, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Jul 3 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Jul 4 Derek Kevin Loville, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 4 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jul 5 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • Jul 5 Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
  • Jul 5 Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
  • Jul 6 Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jul 6 Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)
  • Jul 7 Chuck Knoblauch, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 7 Reggie Cobb, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 8 C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 8 Glen Featherstone, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 8 Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 9 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 9 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • Jul 10 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 11 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 12 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • Jul 13 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 13 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
  • Jul 16 Ariel Solomon, American NFL center and guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 16 Barry Sanders, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Jul 19 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • Jul 20 Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jul 21 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 21 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 21 Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
  • Jul 21 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 21 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • Jul 21 Robert Anthony Gamez, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 22 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 23 Amy Fruwirth, American LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th), born in Cypress, California
  • Jul 23 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • Jul 23 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 23 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 Gary Payton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 23 Stefan Figliuzzi, Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Laval, Quebec
  • Jul 23 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 24 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 26 Mike Mohler, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, German tennis star (1991 Futures GBR), born in Goppingen, Germany
  • Jul 27 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jul 29 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 29 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 30 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 30 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Jul 30 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jul 30 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • Jul 31 Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jul 31 David Bradley Stockton Jr, American PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd), born in Redlands, California
  • Jul 31 Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 8 MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 23 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • Jul 27 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)