July 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 6 Mom's Command wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats South African Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to become the youngest man (17) to win a Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 8 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Jul 14 40th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker
  • Jul 16 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
  • Jul 16 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (San Diego Padres)
  • Jul 21 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
  • Jul 21 Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 28 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • Jul 28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Chris Perez, American MLB reliever (All Star 2011-12), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • Jul 2 Rhett Bomar, American football player
  • Jul 2 Chad Henne, American football player
  • Jul 9 Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
  • Jul 9 Ashley Young, English footballer
  • Jul 10 Mario Gómez, German footballer
  • Jul 13 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 17 Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer
  • Jul 21 Von Wafer, American basketball player
  • Jul 22 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
  • Jul 23 Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 24 Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 25 Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian auto racer (Formula E champion 2014-15), born in Heidelberg, West Germany
  • Jul 26 Gaël Clichy, French footballer (İstanbul Başakşehir), born in Toulouse, France
  • Jul 30 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • Jul 3 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, dies at 92
  • Jul 5 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • Jul 23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 27 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
  • Jul 31 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55