Events in Sport in July 1972

  • Jul 2 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 2 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase (4-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-5)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jul 9 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 13 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • Jul 14 Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • Jul 15 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 15 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 21 Los Angeles Dodgers release & end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • Jul 22 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 25 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • Jul 25 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 28 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • Jul 30 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open