July 1974 in Sport

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 Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Reds

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Jul 7 Milwaukee's Don Money sets MLB record for consecutive errorless games at 3rd base (78) in Brewers 8-5 win v Twins
  • Jul 7 FIFA World Cup Final: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 in Munich, West Germany
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 14 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day
  • Jul 14 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 17 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • Jul 19 Cleveland Indian 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
  • Jul 21 61st Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 28 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic

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, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 4 La'Roi Glover, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 5 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 6 Steve Sullivan, Timmins, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Jul 6 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 7 Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jul 8 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 11 Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Jul 11 André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 12 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 13 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • Jul 14 Erick Dampier, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Jul 15 Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchronized swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)
  • 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 player
  • Jul 23 Maurice Greene, American 100m runner, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 23 Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Jul 23 Terry Glenn, American football player
  • Jul 23 Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 24 Steve Bornhoeft, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in LaGrange, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Todd Fuller, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Jul 26 Bubba Wells, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Russellville, Kentucky
  • 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
  • Jul 30 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • Jul 31 Jonathan Ogden, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • 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, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies