July 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King outclasses Evonne Goolagong 6-0, 6-1 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon, beats Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 6 Art Wall Jr. at 51 years, 7 months, 10 days becomes the second oldest to win a PGA Tour event, beating Gary McCord by 1 at the Greater Milwaukee Open (oldest Sam Snead)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: American Tom Watson wins 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over Jack Newton of Australia; first of 8 major titles; first of 5 Open Championships

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 15 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • Jul 15 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
  • Jul 16 Major League Baseball owners re-elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a 7-year term
  • Jul 18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • Jul 19 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
  • Jul 20 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship: American Sandra Palmer wins her second major (Titleholders Championship 1972)
  • Jul 20 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Jul 21 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
  • Jul 21 NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
  • Jul 23 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
  • Jul 2 Daniel Kowalski, Australian swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96), born in Singapore
  • Jul 2 Eric Daze, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 3 John Hargis, American 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jul 4 Reinhard Davis, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 5 Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 5 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Jul 5 Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 5 Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)
  • Jul 5 Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 7 Tony Benshoof, American luger
  • Jul 10 Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 11 Dawn Piepenbrink, wildrose Wis, pairs skater (& Nick Castaneda)
  • Jul 11 Willie Anderson, American football player
  • Jul 11 Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
  • Jul 14 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 14 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
  • Jul 15 Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
  • Jul 16 Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jul 16 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver, born in Bree, Belgium
  • Jul 17 Troy Amos Ross, Georgetown Guyana, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 17 Andre Adams, Former New Zealand Cricketer
  • Jul 18 Torii Hunter, baseball player
  • Jul 19 Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)
  • Jul 20 Ray Allen, American basketball guard (10-time NBA All Star), born in Merced, California
  • Jul 20 Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
  • Jul 20 Aimee Mullins, American Paralympic athlete/official (US Olympic Chef de Mission 2012), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 21 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jul 21 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
  • Jul 24 Gloria Pizzichini, Italian tennis star
  • Jul 24 Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
  • Jul 25 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer, born in Sinnamary, French Guiana, France
  • Jul 26 Joe Smith, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jul 27 Alex Rodriguez, American MLB shortstop (14-time All Star), born in New York City, New York
  • Jul 27 Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Jul 27 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player, born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jul 29 Seth Greisinger, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 29 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
  • Jul 31 Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Russia, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Jul 31 Randy Flores, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Mike Lincoln, American baseball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 20 "The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 6 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • Jul 7 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • Jul 13 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea