July 1971 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1 for the first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe of Australia beats American Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for his third and final Wimbledon singles title

Hall of Fame

Jul 7 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces that Negro League players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame to be given full membership in the Museum

  • Jul 10 100th British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan
  • Jul 11 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row

Sports History

Jul 13 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF

Sports History

Jul 18 58th Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins third straight Tour general classification as well as points and combination categories

  • Jul 30 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • Jul 31 4-time Eredivisie soccer champions Go Ahead from Dutch city of Deventer add 'Eagles' to famous name

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • Jul 2 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 4 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 4 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Jul 5 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager (Aberdeen), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Jul 6 Adam Laurent, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jul 6 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, New Zealand kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Jul 8 John Achterberg, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 9 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jul 10 Adam Foote, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 2002; World C'ship gold 2004; Stanley Cup 1996, 2001 Colorado Avalanche), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 11 Brett Hauer, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Jul 12 Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1992; World Championships gold 1991-92), born in Hayward, California
  • Jul 12 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 15 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 15 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher, 1995-2005 (Chicago White Sox, and 6 other teams), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
  • Jul 16 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 17 Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Jul 17 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Jul 18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1995–98; All-NBA First Team 1995, 96; Olympic gold 1996; Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NY Knicks), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 19 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

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Jul 19 Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion; only heavyweight to reign as world champion in 3 different decades) and Mayor of Kyiv (2014-), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan, Soviet Union

  • Jul 20 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
  • Jul 20 Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
  • Jul 20 Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 20 William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
  • Jul 22 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 24 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • Jul 25 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
  • Jul 25 Tracy Murray, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Jul 26 Neus Ávila, Spanish tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995), born in Spain
  • Jul 26 Reggie Carthon, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 27 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jul 27 Lehlo Ledwaba, South African boxer (IBF super bantamweight title 1999-2001), born in Soweto, South Africa (d. 2021)
  • Jul 30 Ron Blazier, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 31 Gus Frerotte, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1996, Washington Redskins), born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder, lawyer and politician (UK's first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69 [1]
  • Jul 4 Joe Cox, South African cricket fast medium bowler (3 Tests; Natal), dies at 85
  • Jul 11 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (Le Mans, 1968), killed in crash during sports car race at Norisring in Nuremberg, West Germany at 31
  • Jul 28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player, dies at 63