Today in History for July 1987

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 83 of 83

1st - Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
1st - NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
1st - WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
2nd - Jim Eisenreich's comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
2nd - Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
3rd - 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
3rd - NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
4th - 94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)
4th - Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 4th - Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
4th - Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
5th - 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)
5th - As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break
5th - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
6th - 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
6th - Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
6th - USSR performs nuclear test
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwireMLB First Baseman Mark McGwire 7th - Alan & Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent
7th - Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
7th - Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
7th - Yanks trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 & 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
8th - Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
9th - 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
9th - Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
11th - Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks
11th - Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
12th - 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
12th - 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
12th - 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 12th - 8th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
12th - Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
13th - Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials
14th - 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad
14th - All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)
14th - Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
14th - Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
14th - Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 14th - Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
14th - Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
15th - Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
15th - John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
15th - State of siege ends in Taiwan
16th - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
16th - Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
16th - Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
17th - "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
17th - 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
17th - Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
17th - Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
17th - Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations
18th - Molly Yard elected new pres of National Organization for Women
18th - NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo 19th - 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
19th - Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
19th - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
20th - Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
21st - Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
22nd - Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
22nd - Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
22nd - US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
23rd - Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
23rd - RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
23rd - Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
23rd - Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
24th - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
24th - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
25th - Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
25th - USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
26th - Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
26th - Stephen Roche wins Tour de France
27th - John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel
27th - Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
27th - First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
28th - 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
28th - Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
29th - Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
30th - An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68
31st - "Living Daylights" premieres in US
31st - Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
31st - Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 31st - Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs
31st - Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
31st - A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 21 of 21

2nd - Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)
3rd - Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver
6th - Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
6th - Kate Nash, English singer/songwriter
6th - Matt O'Leary, American actor
7th - Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up
8th - Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
11th - Matej Gaspar, Yugoslavia, 5,000,000,000th person (UN)
11th - Shigeaki Kato, Japanese idol singer (NEWS)
14th - Adam Johnson, English footballer
17th - Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player
17th - Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver
17th - Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer
20th - Brent Wilson, former bassist for Panic At The Disco
21st - AnnaLynne McCord, American actress
24th - Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)
25th - Michael Welch, American actor
26th - Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
29th - Sabra Johnson, American dancer
31st - Michael Bradley, American soccer player
31st - Brittany Byrnes, Australian Actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

7th - "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Hunter Tylo (25) weds actor Michael Tylo (38)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Michael BiehnActor Michael Biehn (14th) 14th - Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

1st - Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
2nd - Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
2nd - Michael Bennet, choreographer (Chorus Line), dies of AIDS at 44
3rd - Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
8th - Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
8th - Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
10th - John Hammond, Jazz reviewer (Melody Maker), dies at 76
11th - Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
11th - Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
11th - Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
13th - Patience Collier, dies
15th - Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 66
15th - Jack O'Hagan, cricketer/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
17th - Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
18th - Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
20th - Richard Egan, actor (Big Cube, Amsterdam Kill), dies at 63
22nd - A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
25th - Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
25th - Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
26th - Joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71
27th - Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
28th - James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
29th - Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
29th - Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
30th - Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies

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