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July 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Sport awardWimbledon 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

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sport awardWimbledon 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

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
  • 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)

Sport awardBritish 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

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • 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 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (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
  • Jul 23 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • 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 baseball player, 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 27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • Jul 30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies