July 1989 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 US Open Senior Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Orville Moody wins by 2 from Frank Beard, 20 years after his US Open triumph in 1969

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 2 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Tammie Green wins her only LPGA major title with a 1 shot victory over fellow Americans Pat Bradley & Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jul 2 American jockey Steve Cauthen wins Irish Derby on Old Vic to become the first rider in history to sweep the world's 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)
  • Jul 3 Open Mind wins American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies when Nite of Fun is disqualified in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game; he elects not to play

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany beats Sweden's Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 for his 3rd and last Wimbledon title

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 11 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • Jul 11 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • Jul 12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
  • Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Betsy King wins the first of her 2 consecutive titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez
  • Jul 19 NFL owners vote unanimously to form World League of American Football - operated 1991-2007

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 23 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • Jul 29 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • Jul 29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • Jul 29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Daniel Ricciardo, Australian auto racer (Monte Carlo GP 2018), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Jul 9 Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer, born in Naxos, Greece
  • Jul 16 Gareth Bale, Welsh soccer winger (Tottenham, Real Madrid, Wales), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 17 Marko Todorović, Swiss swimmer and water polo player, born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jul 21 Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
  • Jul 28 Amy Yang, South Korean golfer (US Open 2012, 15 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 31 Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player (Australian Open 2012-13), born in Minsk, Belarus

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 15 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • Jul 18 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • Jul 23 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), dies of heart failure at 73