On This Day

July 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 2 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Champions Tour major victory

  • Jul 2 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad
  • Jul 4 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) play 1st CFL game beating Winnipeg 38-10 but failed experiment only lasts one season

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: German superstar Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 for her 6th Wimbledon title

  • Jul 8 NHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) defenceman Bryan Berard first pick by Ottawa Senators

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon title; beats Boris Becker of Germany 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

  • Jul 11 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
  • Jul 14 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
  • Jul 16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

Sports History

Jul 21 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent

  • Jul 21 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings

British Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

Sports History

Jul 23 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner

  • Jul 29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • Jul 30 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • Jul 30 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 5 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Jul 7 Ko Jin-young, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration, Evian C'ship 2019), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 10 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian football striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner), born in Molde, Norway
  • Jul 14 Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer (Evian C'ship 2014), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 14 Serge Gnabry, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jul 20 Shaquem Griffin, American one-handed NFL player, 2018-20 (Seattle Seahawks), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jul 22 Ezekiel Elliott, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Alton, Illinois
  • Jul 24 Travell Mazion, American boxer (WBC-NABF super welterweight title 2020), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), dies at 86
  • Jul 3 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 65
  • Jul 3 Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1948-49), dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • Jul 4 (Richard) "Pancho" González, American tennis player (US Open, 1948-49; Wimbledon & French Open Doubles, 1949), dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • Jul 15 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, (2 silver, 1 bronze Olympics 1952-60), dies at 60
  • Jul 16 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • Jul 17 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Jul 18 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 24
  • Jul 19 James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • Jul 21 Jon Boulle, motorcyclist, dies at 59
  • Jul 22 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), dies at 90
  • Jul 22 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), dies of arrhythmia at 89