On This Day

July 1993 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats fellow American Jim Courier 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jul 6 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 7 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia

Sport awardUS Senior Golf Open

Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus wins by 1 stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf for his second US Senior title

  • Jul 11 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Jul 13 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Jul 16 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • Jul 17 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Australian Greg Norman fires final round 64 (–6) to win his 2nd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Englishman Nick Faldo

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 18 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jul 21 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
  • Jul 22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • Jul 23 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • Jul 23 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
  • Jul 23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • Jul 24 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • Jul 25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson
  • Jul 25 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jul 31 Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrera

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestJordan Spieth

Jul 27 Jordan Spieth, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 2015; British Open 2017), born in Dallas, Texas

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Jul 29 Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Sulphur, Louisiana

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 3 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 8 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 61
  • Jul 11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • Jul 23 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • Jul 27 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27