July 1972 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: American Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 1 from Judy Rankin, Kathy Ahern & Pam Barnett
  • Jul 2 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King earns her 8th Grand Slam singles title beating Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for his only Wimbledon title

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jul 9 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 13 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • Jul 14 Plate umpire and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • Jul 15 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino successfully defends Open title, by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
  • Jul 15 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 21 Los Angeles Dodgers release and end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • Jul 22 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 25 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • Jul 25 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 28 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • Jul 30 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie/coach/broadcaster (Olympic silver 1994), born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • Jul 3 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 3 Ontiwaun Carter, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 4 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)
  • Jul 5 Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jul 6 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 6 Greg Norton, American baseball player
  • Jul 7 Aldi Henry, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 7 Darnay Scott, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Jul 7 Lisa Leslie, California, WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jul 7 Michael Westbrook, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 7 Stoney Case, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 7 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
  • Jul 8 Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 8 Jay Bellamy, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 8 Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Jul 8 Saurav Ganguly, Indian cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), born in Behala, Kolkata
  • Jul 8 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 9 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 9 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 11 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 11 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jul 11 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 11 Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
  • Jul 12 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 12 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 13 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jul 13 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • Jul 14 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Jul 14 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 14 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Jul 14 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jul 15 Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
  • Jul 16 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
  • Jul 17 Donny Marshall, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jul 17 Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
  • Jul 17 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, Bloomington Ind, rower (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Jul 17 Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 17 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 18 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 18 Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 19 John Paci, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 19 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • Jul 20 Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 20 Jozef Stumpel, NHL forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, LA Kings)
  • Jul 21 Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
  • Jul 21 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 21 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 21 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 21 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Jul 22 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • Jul 23 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 23 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • Jul 23 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jul 24 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Jul 25 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California
  • Jul 25 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 26 Ryan Christopherson, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Jul 26 Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • Jul 26 Tydus Winans, American NFL and CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 27 Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jul 27 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
  • Jul 28 Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 28 Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 28 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
  • Jul 29 Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
  • Jul 30 Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 30 Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 30 Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 30 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jul 31 Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jul 31 Jason Gildon, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 31 Ray McElroy, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 6 Vincent Valentine, West Indian cricket pace bowler (England 1933), dies
  • Jul 21 Ralph Craig, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 83