On This Day

July 1974 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement
  • Jul 3 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for the LA Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first Wimbledon title beating Russian Olga Morzova 6-0, 6-4

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall of Australia 6-1, 6-1, 6-4

  • Jul 7 Milwaukee's Don Money sets MLB record for consecutive errorless games at 3rd base (78) in Brewers 8-5 win v Twins

FIFA World Cup

Jul 7 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beats the Netherlands, 2-1

  • Jul 7 New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa
  • Jul 8 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game

British Golf Open

Jul 13 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: South African Gary Player wins his 3rd Open Championship, 4 strokes clear of runner-up Peter Oosterhuis of England

Sports History

Jul 14 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day

  • Jul 17 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • Jul 19 Cleveland Indians pitcher Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • Jul 21 US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Stone and Carol Mann

Sports History

Jul 21 61st Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins 5th Tour that he enters; equals Jacques Anquetil record for Tour victories

  • Jul 23 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts

Sports History

Jul 23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City, California
  • Jul 1 Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1996), born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Jul 2 Sean Casey, American baseball player
  • Jul 3 Jamie Feick, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Lexington, Ohio
  • Jul 4 La'Roi Glover, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 5 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer, born in Brasília, Brazil
  • Jul 6 Steve Sullivan, Canadian NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 6 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer (Palmeiras), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jul 7 Patrick Lalime, Canadian NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Saint-Bonaventure, California
  • Jul 8 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 11 André Ooijer, Dutch soccer defender (55 caps; PSV, Blackburn Rovers), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 11 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Jul 12 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 13 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • Jul 14 Erick Dampier, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jul 15 Janice Bremner, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Burlington, Ontario
  • Jul 16 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Jul 16 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Jul 18 Derek Anderson, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jul 19 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Preston Wilson, baseball player
  • Jul 20 "Big Money" Bengie Molina [Benjamin José Molina], Puerto Rican baseball player (Texas Rangers), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 21 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2003; World Series 2008; Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Jul 23 Maurice Greene, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m 2000; World C'ship gold 100m 1997; 100m, 200m, 4x100m 1999; WR 100m 9.79s 1999), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 23 Terry Glenn, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jul 23 Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist, born in Tienen, Belgium
  • Jul 25 Todd Fuller, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Jul 26 Dean Sturridge, English football striker, born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 29 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Jul 30 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Jul 30 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Jul 31 Jonathan Ogden, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle (11-time Pro Bowl; Baltimore Ravens), born in Washington, D.C.

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Kick Smit, Dutch soccer striker and manager (29 caps; HFC Haarlem), dies at 62
  • Jul 9 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
  • Jul 17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Jack Ellis, Australian cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies