July 1970 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 1 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht
  • Jul 2 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • Jul 3 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • Jul 3 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jul 6 Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • Jul 8 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

  • Jul 14 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jul 15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 18 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jul 19 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • Jul 21 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • Jul 24 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Jul 27 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • Jul 27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Kevin O'Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 1 Nicky Goetze, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1 Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 2 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 2 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Jul 2 Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
  • Jul 3 Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 3 Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jul 3 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 3 Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
  • Jul 4 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • Jul 4 Louise Van Voorhis, 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 4 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
  • Jul 5 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jul 5 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 6 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • Jul 7 Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 7 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
  • Jul 7 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
  • Jul 7 Erik Zabel, German cyclist
  • Jul 8 Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 8 Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)

Person of interestTodd Martin

Jul 8 Todd Martin, American tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • Jul 9 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 9 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 10 Klaas Van Noortwijk, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 11 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 11 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
  • Jul 12 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 12 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 12 Markus Thomas, American WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 12 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • Jul 14 Mark Brandenburg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 14 Mark Strickland, NBA forward (Miami Heat)
  • Jul 14 Michelle Sawatzky, Steinbach Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 14 Todd Rucci, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 15 Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 16 Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
  • Jul 16 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 16 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 17 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 18 Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jul 18 John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 18 Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 19 Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Jul 19 Kengy Gardiner, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jul 19 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 20 Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 20 Tom Sherrer, American professional golfer, born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 21 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Jul 21 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 22 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jul 22 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 22 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 22 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 22 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • Jul 24 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • Jul 24 Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 24 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jul 26 Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 26 Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
  • Jul 27 Tom Europe, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 28 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
  • Jul 29 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
  • Jul 29 Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • Jul 29 Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 30 Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jul 30 Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 30 Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 30 Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 31 David Sacco, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Jul 31 Knut Holmann, Norwegian rower (Olympic gold 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • Jul 21 Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 31 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)