On This Day

July 1990 in Sports History

Events in Sport

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 1 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Champions Tour major title

Golf Major

Jul 1 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win

Sports History

Jul 5 Steffi Graf's record run of 13 consecutive tennis Grand Slam singles finals ends, beaten in Wimbledon semi-finals 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 by American Zina Garrison

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her record 9th Wimbledon singles title beating American Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1

  • Jul 7 New Jersey Devils sign star Russian defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov to NHL contracts despite criticism they are taking North American jobs
  • Jul 8 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany, 1-0 win over Argentina
  • Jul 8 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown

Sports History

Jul 9 New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston to end Test career with 431 wickets

  • Jul 10 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
  • Jul 10 Final day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee as New Zealand go down by 114 runs in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston
  • Jul 11 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • Jul 12 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 15 US Open Women's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Defending champion Betsy King wins consecutive titles, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan, the leader after each of first 3 rounds

Baseball Record

Jul 17 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

  • Jul 17 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0

Sports History

Jul 19 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

Sports History

Jul 19 Dave Righetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

British Golf Open

Jul 22 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman Nick Faldo wins the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships by 5 strokes from runners-up Mark McNulty & Payne Stewart

Golf Tournament

Jul 22 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • Jul 22 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America

Sports History

Jul 25 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

Sports History

Jul 25 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres MLB game

  • Jul 26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games

Sports History

Jul 27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

  • Jul 27 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • Jul 29 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • Jul 29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

LPGA Championship

Jul 29 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Beth Daniel wins her only major title by 1 stroke from fellow American Rosie Jones

  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • Jul 29 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Norcross, Georgia: US retains title with 2-1 victory over Soviet Union; Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson clinch final with 6-4, 6-3 win against Larisa Neiland & Natasha Zvereva
  • Jul 30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Sports History

Jul 30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner of Baseball Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of NY Yankees

Sports History

Jul 31 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 9 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
  • Jul 11 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player (Australian Open 2018), born in Odense, Denmark
  • Jul 15 Damian Lillard, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Oakland, California

Canelo Álvarez

Jul 18 Canelo Álvarez, Mexican boxer (multiple weight division world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico


Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 8 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • Jul 12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87