This Day in History for 22nd July (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 146 of 146

1983 - Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
1983 - Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1983 - Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
1984 - 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews
1984 - 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
1984 - Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)
1984 - Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
1986 - House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion
1987 - Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
1987 - Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
1987 - US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1988 - 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
1989 - Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
1990 - 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland
1990 - 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson
1990 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1990 - Greg LeMond of US wins his 3rd Tour de France
1991 - Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978
1992 - Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison
1992 - Soyuz TM-15 launches
Colombian Drug Lord Pablo EscobarColombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar 1993 - NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
1993 - Soyuz TM-17 lands
1994 - 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
1994 - Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
1994 - Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
1994 - Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees
1994 - OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
1994 - William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
1995 - Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
1995 - Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1997 - Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
1997 - The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
1997 - Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches
1997 - The first shipments of oil produced from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field arrive at terminals on the Black Sea for subsequent export through the Bosphoros Strait
2001 - 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
2002 - Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.
2003 - Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
MLB Pitching Legend Greg MadduxMLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux 2005 - Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
2007 - 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
2011 - Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
2012 - Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
2012 - Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
2012 - At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
2012 - 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
2013 - 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China
NHL Coach Mike BabcockNHL Coach Mike Babcock 2013 - Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 223

1940 - Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
1941 - George Clinton, Kannapolis NC, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic)
1941 - Susie M Berning, Pasadena CA, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73)
1941 - Thomas Wayne, rocker (Tragedy)
1941 - Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
1943 - Bobby Sherman, actor/singer (Seattle)
1943 - Jimmy Castor, rocker
1943 - Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
1943 - Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
1944 - Estelle Bennett, NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Baby)
1944 - Guich Koock, Austin Tx, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country)
1944 - Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
1944 - Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
1944 - Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
1946 - Mirelle Mathieu, Acignon France, singer (So Ein Schone r Abend)
1946 - Paul Schrader, director (American Gigolo, Cat People, Hardcore)
1946 - Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor (American Anthem)
1946 - Danny Glover, San Francisco CA, actor (Lethal Weapon, Operation Dumbo Drop)
1946 - Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
1947 - Albert Brooks, Los Angeles California, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America)
1947 - Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1947 - Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
1947 - Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
1948 - S. E. Hinton, American author
1948 - Otto Waalkes, German comedian
1949 - Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
1949 - Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
1949 - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE
Disney Composer Alan MenkenDisney Composer Alan Menken (1949) 1949 - Alan Menken, New York, Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars)
1951 - Tisa Farrow, Los Angeles California, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper)
1951 - Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
1952 - Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
1952 - Madeleine Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
1952 - Mary Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
1953 - Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
1953 - Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
1954 - Al Dimeola, rocker
1954 - Henriette Allais Jacksonville FL, playmate (Mar, 1980)
1954 - Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
1954 - Al Di Meola, American guitarist
1955 - Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
1956 - Michael Spinks, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 - Mick Pointer, rock drummer (Marillion)
1957 - Dave Steib, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1958 - Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, Spokane Wash, playmate (June, 1987)
1958 - David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
1960 - Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
1960 - Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage)
1961 - Calvin Fish, English racing driver
1961 - Keith Sweat, American singer
1962 - Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1962 - Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
1962 - Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
1963 - Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
1963 - Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
1963 - Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
1963 - Rob Estes, American actor
1963 - Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
1964 - Bonnie Langford, English actress (Wombling Free)
1964 - David Spade, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep)
1964 - Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
1964 - John Leguizamo, Bogotá, Colombia, Colombian American actor (Mambo Mouth, Whispers in the Dark)
1964 - Adam Godley, British actor
1964 - Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
1965 - Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1965 - Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
1965 - Patrick Laborteaux, Los Angeles California, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie)
1965 - Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], San Antonio, wrestler (WWF/AWA)
1965 - Patrick Labyorteaux, American actor
1966 - Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics-88, 96)
1966 - Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1966 - Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1967 - Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
1967 - Pat Badger, heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
1967 - Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
1967 - Lauren Booth, British journalist
1967 - Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love)
1968 - Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Despina Vandi, Greek singer
1970 - Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
1970 - Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 - Sergei Zubov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)
1970 - W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
1971 - Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
1971 - Kristine Marie Lilly, NYC, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
1971 - William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
1972 - Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
1972 - Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
1973 - Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
1973 - Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
1973 - Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
1973 - Rufus Wainwright, Canadian singer
1974 - Franka Potente, German actress
1977 - Maria Jose Lopez, Miss Ecuador Universe (1997)
1977 - Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
1978 - Heather Noelle Jones, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
1978 - A. J. Cook, Canadian actress

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 121 of 121

2003 - Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
2003 - Wahome Muthahi, Kenyan humourist (b. 1954)
2004 - Sacha Distel, French singer (b. 1933)
2004 - George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
2004 - Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
2005 - Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
2005 - Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
2006 - José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
2006 - James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
2007 - Jarrod Cunningham New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
2007 - Mike Coolbaugh former baseball player and coach (b.1972)
2007 - Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
2007 - Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
2007 - Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
Actress Estelle GettyActress Estelle Getty (2008) 2008 - Estelle Getty, American actress, dies of Lewy body disease at 84
2009 - Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
2009 - Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
2011 - Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
2012 - George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
2013 - Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
2013 - Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69

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