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July 1983 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 3 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 3 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 NY Yankee pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Jul 6 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • Jul 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 17 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Jul 24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 25 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 31 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 31 Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
  • Jul 8 Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • Jul 8 John Bowker, American baseball player
  • Jul 12 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • Jul 12 Munaf Patel, Indian cricket medium-fast bowler (13 Tests, 35 wickets; 70 ODIs), born in Ikhar, Gujarat, India
  • Jul 13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jul 13 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 15 Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 17 Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
  • Jul 17 Adam Lind, American baseball player, born in Muncie, Indiana
  • Jul 18 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 21 Kellen Winslow II, American football player, convicted of rape, born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Jackson, American football player
  • Jul 23 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • Jul 24 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Jul 26 Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 27 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer (captain of the Macedonian national team), born in Strumica, Yugoslavia
  • Jul 29 Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
  • Jul 30 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • Jul 14 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies