On This Day

July 19, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: American Bill Rogers wins his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • Nené [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer (La Liga), born in Jundiaí, Brazil