July 1999 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf 6-4, 7-5 for her only Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 for his third straight Wimbledon title

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jul 4 South Korean defending champion Se-ri Pak wins the most crowded playoff in LPGA history (6) in the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
  • Jul 10 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: 0-0 a.e.t. but US wins 2nd WC, 5-4 on penalties over China at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Jul 11 20th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Eichelberger
  • Jul 13 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Jul 15 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 18 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie; Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off
  • Jul 18 New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 NHL player Phil Esposito (57) weds Bridget Leigh

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81