July 1985 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 6 Mom's Command wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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

The Rise and Fall of Boris Becker

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

  • Jul 8 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Sports History

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

Sports History

Jul 13 New York Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniform numbers

  • Jul 14 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Kathy Baker (later Guadagnino) wins her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson)
  • 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)

Sports History

Jul 21 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

British Golf Open

Jul 21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Scotsman Sandy Lyle wins his only Open title by 1 stroke from runner-up Payne Stewart; last time event features double cut (after 36 and 54 holes), introduced in 1968

  • Jul 27 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway becomes first woman to run 10,000m in under 31 minutes; takes world record down to 30:59.42 in Oslo, Norway

Golf Major

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

Hall of Fame

Jul 28 Lou Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & Hoyt 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 Chad Henne, American football player
  • Jul 2 Rhett Bomar, American football player

Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe (37 years old)

Jul 5 American pro soccer player (American co-captain), born in Redding, California

  • Jul 9 Ashley Young, English footballer
  • Jul 9 BJ Watling, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (79 Tests, 8 x 100s, 275 dismissals, TS 205; Northern Districts, Durham CCC, Lancashire CCC), born in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
  • Jul 9 Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
  • Jul 10 Mario Gómez, German soccer striker (78 caps; VfB Stuttgart, Bayern Munich), born in Riedlingen, Germany
  • Jul 13 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 14 Darrelle Revis, American Pro Football HOF cornerback (Super Bowl 2014 NE Patriots; 4 × First-team All-Pro; 7 × Pro Bowl; NY Jets), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 17 Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, United Kingdom
  • Jul 21 Von Wafer, American basketball player, born in Homer, Louisiana
  • Jul 22 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
  • Jul 23 Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
  • 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, born in Oslo, Norway

Weddings in Sport

Isiah Thomas

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • Jul 3 Cooney Weiland, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup 1941 Boston Bruins; Harvard Uni) and NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings), dies at 80
  • Jul 3 Frank J. Selke, Canadian Hockey HOF executive (9 x Stanley Cup Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens), dies at 92
  • Jul 5 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • Jul 22 Matti Järvinen, Finnish javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 76
  • Jul 23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 27 'Smoky' Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher/outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; MLB wins leader 34–5 1912; pitched no-hitter 1911; Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), dies at 95
  • Jul 31 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55