Today in History for July 1998

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 17 of 17

4th - 105th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat (6-4 7-6)
5th - 53rd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI
5th - 112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)
6th - Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
7th - 69th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-8 at Coors Field, Denver
10th - Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
12th - 16th Seniors Players Golf Championship:
12th - Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
12th - France beats Brazil 3-0 for soccer's 16th World Cup (1st title)
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 12th - Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London
14th - Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party
17th - Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died
19th - 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
19th - JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
20th - Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
24th - Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 26th - 19th US Senior Golf Open ends at Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Calif

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

8th - Jaden Smith, American actor
17th - Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal
22nd - Madison Pettis, American actress
24th - Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand (1st) 1st - Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu
12th - "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California
18th - Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

3rd - Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
5th - Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
6th - Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
7th - Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
12th - Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
12th - Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
14th - Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (b. 1909)
16th - John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
19th - Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
20th - June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
21st - Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)
21st - Robert Young, American actor (b. 1907)
22nd - Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
25th - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
27th - Binnie Barnes, British actress (b. 1903)
28th - Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
29th - Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
30th - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)

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