July 1971 in Sport

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
  • 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 Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan
  • Jul 11 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
  • Jul 13 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)

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Jul 17 Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
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  • Jul 18 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 25 Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 30 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • Jul 31 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 3 Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 4 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jul 4 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
  • Jul 5 Donna Faber, tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
  • Jul 6 Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 6 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 7 Darren Krein, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 8 Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jul 8 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
  • Jul 9 Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 9 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 9 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jul 10 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 10 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • Jul 11 Brett Hauer, Edina Minn, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Jul 12 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 12 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
  • Jul 13 Scott Brodie, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 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, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jul 16 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 17 Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward/guard (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Jul 17 Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jul 17 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 18 Kristi Coats, LPGA golfer (1995 Ping/Welch-66th)
  • Jul 19 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 19 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
  • Jul 20 Bernard Whittington, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 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 Tom Tovo, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
  • 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 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 26 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Jul 27 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jul 28 Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 29 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • Jul 29 Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 30 Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 30 Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
  • Jul 31 Gus Frerotte, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jul 4 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 85
  • Jul 11 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
  • Jul 28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)