Events in Sport in July 1982

  • Jul 1 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 11 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler
  • Jul 11 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 in front of 90,000 at the BernabĂ©u Stadium in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 18 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 18 Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats