On This Day

July 1984 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Senior Golf Open

Jul 1 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer for his second Senior Open title

  • Jul 3 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • Jul 3 West Indies cricket opener Gordon Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 242 balls in 9-wicket Lord's Test win v England
  • Jul 4 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone
  • Jul 6 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 for her 26th Grand Slam title

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

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown, thrashing fellow American 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 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
  • Jul 13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • Jul 15 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 22 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd of 3 Open titles by 2 shots from Bernhard Langer & Tom Watson

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Sport awardFederation Cup

Jul 22 22nd Federation Cup Women's Tennis, São Paulo, Brazil: Czech pair Hana Mandlíková & Helena Suková beat Australians Elizabeth Sayers & Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-2 for a 2-1 victory

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • 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 3,502nd single

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 26 Bowie Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
  • Jul 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,503rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • Jul 27 West Indies cricket opening batsman Gordon Greenidge smashes 223 in innings & 64 run win over England in 4th Test at Manchester; Windies lead series, 4-0
  • Jul 28 23rd modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles
  • Jul 29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. George's CC: Juli Inkster wins by 1 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • Jul 29 American cyclists Alexi Grewal and Connie Carpenter take out the road race double around the streets of Mission Viejo at the LA Olympics
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team score emotional upset win over world champion Chinese team in the combined event to take the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper (World Championship gold 2007), born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • 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, born in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Jul 11 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jul 11 Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
  • Jul 12 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jul 16 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 17 Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer, born in Ioannina, Greece
  • Jul 19 Lewis Price, Welsh soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; Ipswich Town), born in Bournemouth, England
  • Jul 20 Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 20 Troy Smith, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2006, Ohio State; NFL: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jul 21 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer, born in Bexleyheath, England
  • Jul 22 Stewart Downing, English footballer (Middlesborough), born in Middlesborough, England
  • Jul 23 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • Jul 25 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player, born in Jeseník, Czechoslovakia
  • Jul 26 Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper, born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Jul 28 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Jul 28 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 28 John David Washington, American football player and actor (BlacKkKlansman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 29 Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
  • Jul 30 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Al Schacht [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies