Today in History for July 1989

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 60 of 60

1st - NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
1st - Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
2nd - 10th US Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
2nd - 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
3rd - Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
3rd - US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
3rd - The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
4th - 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
4th - Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
4th - Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
5th - Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwireMLB First Baseman Mark McGwire 5th - Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)
5th - Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out
5th - South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
5th - Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
6th - Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
6th - US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
8th - Carlos Saul Menum becomes president of Argentina
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 8th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
9th - 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64)
9th - 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats M Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)
9th - Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
9th - Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
10th - Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
11th - 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
11th - President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
12th - NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
14th - 16th James Bond movies "Licence to Kill" premieres
16th - 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
16th - South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid
17th - 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 17th - Paul McCartney releases "This One"
17th - Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
18th - 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)
19th - Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game
19th - United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
20th - 93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona
20th - Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
20th - Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
Burmese Politician Aung San Suu KyiBurmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi 21st - Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
21st - Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time
21st - Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
22nd - Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
23rd - 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
23rd - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
23rd - FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
23rd - Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
24th - Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 25th - Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
27th - Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
28th - Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
28th - Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
28th - NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
29th - Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
29th - Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
29th - Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
29th - White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
30th - Chile amends its constitution
30th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
31st - Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 21 of 21

1st - Mitch Hewer, English actor
1st - Hannah Murray, English actress
5th - Joseph King, American musician (Canvas)
7th - Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer
10th - Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)
11th - David Henrie, American actor
13th - Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
14th - Sean Flynn-Amir, American actor
15th - Tristan Wilds, American actor
16th - Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer
17th - Marko Todorović, Swiss swimmer
17th - Josie Lopez, American actress
20th - Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor
21st - Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
21st - Jamie Waylett, British actor
21st - Rory Culkin, American actor
22nd - Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994- )
Harry Potter Actor Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter Actor Daniel Radcliffe (23rd) 23rd - Daniel Radcliffe, London, actor (Harry Pottter in the Harry Potter series of movies)
25th - Noel Callahan, Canadian actor
27th - Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
31st - Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

1st - Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

1st - William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
2nd - Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
3rd - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
3rd - Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia
5th - Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
6th - Janos Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
10th - Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81
10th - Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80
11th - Laurence Olivier, acting great (Hamlet), dies at 82
13th - Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
13th - Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
14th - Frank Bell, British educator (b. 1916)
15th - Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
16th - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
18th - Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
18th - Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
19th - Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
19th - Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
20th - Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
20th - Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
22nd - Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
23rd - Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
24th - Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
25th - Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
28th - Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
30th - Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)

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