July 1988 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the third leg of her Golden Slam

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

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Jul 3 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Jul 3 A's Gene Nelson becomes 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 4 After a poor start to the season Kansas City Royals release Dan Quisenberry (record 5-time AL saves leader)
  • Jul 5 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford

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Jul 9 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 10 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 12 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 12 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • Jul 13 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan

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Jul 14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 16 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • Jul 16 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
  • Jul 17 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 18 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Seve Ballesteros wins 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 24 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
  • Jul 24 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jul 24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • Jul 26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
  • Jul 27 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • Jul 29 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • Jul 29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • Jul 31 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
  • Jul 31 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • Jul 31 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
  • Jul 12 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
  • Jul 14 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham
  • Jul 14 Conor McGregor, Irish professional boxer (UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 18 C├ęsar Villaluz, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 21 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer
  • Jul 25 Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer, born in Dublin
  • Jul 27 Adam Biddle, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 28 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 8 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), dies at 83
  • Jul 23 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
  • Jul 25 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, dies at 90