Events in Sport in July 1984

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 US Open Senior Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer

  • Jul 3 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • Jul 3 West Indies cricket opener Gordon Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 242 balls in 9-wicket Lord's Test win v England
  • Jul 4 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone
  • Jul 6 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 for her 26th Grand Slam title

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown thrashing fellow American Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • Jul 15 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 22 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 23 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 26 Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
  • Jul 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • Jul 28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 29 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. George's CC: Juli Inkster wins by 1 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • Jul 29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team win team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics