July 1992 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his first of 8 Grand Slam titles beating Goran Ivanišević 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jul 7 South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid
  • Jul 8 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • Jul 10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • Jul 10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • Jul 12 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
  • Jul 14 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jul 19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • Jul 19 Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 19 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from John Cook

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 25 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 26 47th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 26 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • Jul 27 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • Jul 27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • Jul 28 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • Jul 29 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Jul 29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • Jul 30 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • Jul 31 Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
  • Jul 31 Kieren Perkins swims world 1,500m record (14:43.4) to beat Australian team mate Glen Housman at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Jul 31 Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
  • Jul 31 Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)
  • Jul 31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016), born in Barstow, California
  • Jul 13 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
  • Jul 21 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 65
  • Jul 13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • Jul 16 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies