On This Day

July 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Sports History

Jul 1 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Golf Tournament

Jul 4 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic final, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title

  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway

Sports History

Jul 8 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager

  • Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)

British Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: American Tom Watson wins his 4th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price

Sports History

Jul 19 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2

  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer and coach (Rezzato), born in Biella, Italy
  • Jul 5 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium
  • Jul 7 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Jul 8 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player (Leones de Ponce, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 9 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • Jul 10 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • Jul 11 Chris Cooley, American NFL tight end (2-time Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Powell, Wyoming
  • Jul 12 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • Jul 13 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • Jul 13 Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 2006, 11; 9 x Gold Glove; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 16 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Jul 17 Omari Banks, West Indian cricketer, born in Anguilla
  • Jul 18 Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 19 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • Jul 19 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • Jul 22 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • Jul 23 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds (d. 1991)
  • Jul 23 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player (Charlotte Bobcats), born in Childersburg, Alabama
  • Jul 24 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 25 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer, born in King William's Town, Cape Province
  • Jul 29 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • Jul 29 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 30 Jimmy Anderson, English cricket fast bowler (most wickets for England in both Test and ODI cricket), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Jul 31 Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • Jul 31 DeMarcus Ware, American NFL outside linebacker and defensive end (9 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Auburn, Alabama

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • Jul 6 Bob Johnson, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1933-45 (Philadelphia Athletics, and two other teams), dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Bep Bakhuys, Dutch soccer striker (23 caps, 28 goals; Metz), dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • Jul 22 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from emphysema at 76
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • Jul 30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies