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 becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at 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 and 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 1996)
  • 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 1996), 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, air pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Jul 16 Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
  • Jul 16 Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 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 (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 24 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 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 (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 64