July 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie Jean King (3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 83rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 9 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • Jul 12 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 13 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
  • Jul 14 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • Jul 15 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Jul 18 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • Jul 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 20 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 30 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Gary Brown, NFL running back (Houston Oilers)
  • Jul 1 Graham Lloyd, cricketer (son of David, Lancashire batsman, Eng ODI 96)
  • Jul 4 David Wittman 1.5k runner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 4 Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 5 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 5 John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
  • Jul 5 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 5 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jul 6 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Jul 7 Sylke Otto, German luger
  • Jul 8 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jul 8 Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jul 8 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 8 Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
  • Jul 9 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jul 9 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • Jul 10 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 12 Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • Jul 12 Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
  • Jul 13 Ewan Beaton, Winnipeg Manitoba, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jul 13 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jul 13 Richard Roelofsen, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
  • Jul 13 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • Jul 14 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jul 15 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • Jul 15 Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Jul 15 Peter Ciavaglia, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • Jul 15 Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
  • Jul 16 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
  • Jul 17 Tommy Soderstrom, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 20 Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
  • Jul 23 Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • Jul 23 Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • Jul 23 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Jul 23 Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 24 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jul 24 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • Jul 24 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 25 Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 25 Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
  • Jul 25 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 26 Greg Colbrunn, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • Jul 26 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
  • Jul 26 Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 26 Patrick Alfred Bates, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 27 Jason Woolley, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 27 Linda Burgess, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • Jul 28 Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 28 Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
  • Jul 28 Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jul 28 Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
  • Jul 28 Wendi Simmons, American heptathlete, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Jul 29 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 30 Duane Bock, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open), born in Southampton, New York
  • Jul 30 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • Jul 30 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 31 Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Jul 22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies