July 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Jul 1 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 3 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: Judy Rankin wins by 3 strokes from Pat Meyers and Sandra Palmer
  • Jul 4 Red Sox end 9-game losing streak by smashing a MLB-record 8 HRs in a 9-6 win vs Toronto at Fenway Park

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 10 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jul 19 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • Jul 19 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 24 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jul 24 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jul 31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Jul 5 Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player.
  • Jul 6 Con Blatsis, Australian footballer
  • Jul 6 Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
  • Jul 8 Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • Jul 11 Brandon Short, American football player
  • Jul 12 Neil Harris, English footballer
  • Jul 15 Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
  • Jul 17 Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 19 Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
  • Jul 19 Ed Smith, English cricketer
  • Jul 19 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 20 Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
  • Jul 20 Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
  • Jul 21 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Jul 21 Paul Casey, English golfer
  • Jul 22 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 23 Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Jul 23 Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 24 Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jul 24 Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
  • Jul 25 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 26 Martin Laursen, Danish footballer (A.C. Milan), born in Fårvang, Denmark
  • Jul 28 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland
  • Jul 28 Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Jul 29 Greg Burgess, American 200m individual medley (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Jul 30 Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 31 Tim Couch, American football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 8 NFL coach Mike Ditka (37) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 29 Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies