July 1983 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

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 Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe 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 New York 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 awardGolf Major

Jul 17 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
  • Jul 24 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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

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
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • Jul 8 Jaroslav Jani┼í, Czech racing car driver
  • Jul 8 John Bowker, American baseball player
  • Jul 12 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • Jul 12 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • 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
  • Jul 18 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 21 Kellen Winslow II, American football player
  • 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 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer

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