July 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
  • Jul 4 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 91st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 8 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • Jul 15 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 22 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 23 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 26 Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
  • Jul 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • Jul 28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 29 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • Jul 29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
  • Jul 2 Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
  • Jul 2 Johnny Weir, American figure skater
  • Jul 3 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jul 3 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Jul 7 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
  • Jul 7 Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jul 11 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jul 12 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jul 16 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver
  • Jul 17 Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer
  • Jul 19 Lewis Price, Welsh footballer
  • Jul 20 Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 20 Troy Smith, American football player
  • Jul 21 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
  • Jul 21 Paul Davis, American basketball player
  • Jul 22 Stewart Downing, English footballer
  • Jul 23 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • Jul 25 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
  • Jul 26 Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
  • Jul 28 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Jul 28 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 29 Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
  • Jul 30 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • Jul 31 Glenn Holt, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • Jul 14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 20 Jim [James] Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52
  • Jul 25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • Jul 30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies