July 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
  • Jul 1 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)
  • Jul 5 Angels score 3 top 1st, Oakland A's respond with 13 bottom 1st, highest-scoring 1st inning by 2 teams in MLB history, A's win 16-8

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5 for her 20th Grand Slam title & 7th Wimbledon crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 6 In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Richard Krajicek becomes first Dutchman to win a Grand Slam singles title beating American MaliVai Washington 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

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Jul 7 US Open Senior Golf, Canterbury GC: Dave Stockton wins by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jul 9 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • Jul 9 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)

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Jul 12 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

AgreementContract of Interest

Jul 12 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Jul 14 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Jul 14 New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 24 consecutive saves
  • Jul 15 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • Jul 19 26th Olympic Games open in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 21 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 21 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
  • Jul 21 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • Jul 27 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • Jul 27 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
  • Jul 27 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics

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Jul 28 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jul 28 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
  • Jul 30 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born Moscow, Russia

Weddings in Sport

  • Jul 14 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 6 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (b. 1949)
  • Jul 12 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • Jul 14 Jeff Krosnoff, CART driver (b. 1964)
  • Jul 17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60