Events in Sport in July 1981

  • Jul 1 NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 88th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 95th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jul 5 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
  • Jul 7 Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
  • Jul 12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 19 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 19 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jul 19 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 25 Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 26 36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jul 29 Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul, New Zealand.
  • Jul 31 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends