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
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 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
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
MLB Outfielder Joe CarterMLB Outfielder Joe Carter 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.
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 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
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
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 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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