July 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 7 110th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 17th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jul 7 Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • Jul 9 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 14 NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
  • Jul 15 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • Jul 19 26th Olympic Games opens 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 30 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager

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