July 1973 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • Jul 1 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
  • Jul 3 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss
  • Jul 5 Test cricket debut of English umpire Harold "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds (66 Tests, 69 ODI)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert 6-0, 7-5 for her 10th career Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
  • Jul 8 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • Jul 14 British Open Golf, Royal Troon GC: American Tom Weiskopf wins wire-to-wire by 3 strokes from Johnny Miller and Neil Coles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 22 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 5 from Gloria Ehret & Shelley Hamlin for her third national title
  • Jul 22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • Jul 24 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
  • Jul 24 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • Jul 27 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • Jul 27 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • Jul 30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • Jul 31 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 3 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 3 Fred Rodriguez, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jul 4 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 4 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • Jul 4 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer
  • Jul 4 Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
  • Jul 5 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 5 Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Jul 5 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • Jul 5 René Spies, German bobsledder
  • Jul 6 Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 7 Matt Mantei, American baseball player
  • Jul 7 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player
  • Jul 9 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jul 9 Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 10 Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 11 Albert Guardado Jr, Redlands California, light flyweight boxer (Olymp-96)
  • Jul 11 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 11 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • Jul 12 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 13 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 14 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jul 14 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • Jul 15 Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 16 Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Jul 16 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist, born in Varese, Italy
  • Jul 17 Horacio Llamas, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • Jul 20 Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jul 20 Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
  • Jul 21 Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield England, Canada swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Jul 21 Steve Taneyhill, WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 22 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • Jul 23 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 23 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 23 Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 25 Kevin Phillips, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jul 26 Jean-François Bergeron, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • Jul 26 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 27 Niki Jenkins, Canadian 72 kg judoka (Olympic gold 1996), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • Jul 27 Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 27 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Jul 28 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • Jul 30 Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
  • Jul 30 Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • Jul 2 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), dies at 70
  • Jul 2 George McBride, American MLB shortstop/manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), dies at 92
  • Jul 4 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • Jul 8 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • Jul 26 Mike Burke, President (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • Jul 29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)