July 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Jul 1 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 91st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jul 3 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • Jul 4 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • Jul 4 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6

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 17 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 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 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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 Shany Kedmy, Israel, Women's 470 sailor (Oly-14th-1996)
  • Jul 20 Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
  • Jul 20 Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
  • Jul 21 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 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
  • Jul 26 Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
  • 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 (Olympics-silver-92, 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