July 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 83rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong (63 46 86)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jul 4 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
  • Jul 10 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 11 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • Jul 13 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 13 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45
  • Jul 17 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa
  • Jul 18 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • Jul 18 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 20 Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 23 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 23 Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jul 25 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jul 28 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
  • Jul 30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • Jul 31 Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Patrick Stephan Kluivert, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Jul 1 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish footballer
  • Jul 1 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 2 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • Jul 2 Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
  • Jul 3 Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
  • Jul 3 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • Jul 4 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • Jul 5 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • Jul 6 Nikki Mott, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 7 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork
  • Jul 8 Michael Renfurm, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jul 8 Staci Wilson, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 8 Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
  • Jul 10 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
  • Jul 10 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 11 Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
  • Jul 13 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 14 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • Jul 15 Rebecca Snyder, Grand Junction Colo, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
  • Jul 16 Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
  • Jul 16 Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jul 16 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish Rally driver
  • Jul 16 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer
  • Jul 19 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 20 Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
  • Jul 20 Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
  • Jul 24 Anita Nall, American breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992)
  • Jul 24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • Jul 24 Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • Jul 25 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 27 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • Jul 27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 30 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • Jul 31 Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • Jul 20 Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
  • Jul 23 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64