This Day in History for 23rd July (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 188 of 188

1965 - Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
1966 - Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
1966 - John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
1966 - Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1967 - -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1967 - Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1968 - Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
1968 - PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
1968 - Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
1969 - 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Wash DC
1969 - All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
1969 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 - Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
1972 - 1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched
1972 - Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
1973 - Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 - Qaboos bin Said Al Said becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman
1973 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
1974 - 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
1974 - All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
1974 - Greek military dictatorship collapses
1975 - Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London
1975 - LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1976 - 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
1976 - Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
1976 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1976 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 - Wings release "Let 'em In"
1977 - Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
1978 - 33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1978 - Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1978 - Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
1978 - Reggie Jackson returns & helps Yankees win their 5th straight
1979 - George Brett gets his 1,000th hit
1980 - Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1980 - River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter
1980 - Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
1982 - FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
1982 - Intl Whaling Comn votes for total ban on coml whaling (starting 1985)
1983 - Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
1984 - KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
1984 - Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
1984 - Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
1986 - King Hassan II meets with Israeli premier Simon Peres
1987 - Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
1987 - RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1987 - Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
1987 - Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
1988 - Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
1989 - 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
1989 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1989 - FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
1989 - Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
1990 - Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
1990 - South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
1991 - James Farentino of Dynasty arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
1991 - Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
1992 - Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour
1992 - Emperor Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen] of Ethiopia's, funeral
1993 - Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
1993 - China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
1993 - Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
1993 - NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
1994 - All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
1994 - Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
1994 - Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
1994 - Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
1994 - Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
1994 - Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
1994 - Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
1995 - "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances
1995 - 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland
1995 - Miguel Indurains wins his 5th Tour de France
1995 - Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1995 - Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
1997 - Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin & Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
1999 - Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
1999 - ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2000 - 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham
2000 - 55th US Women's Open Golf Championship
2005 - Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
2006 - 135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
2008 - Cape Verde joins the World Trade Organization, becoming its 153rd member.
2009 - Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in Major League Baseball history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.
2012 - A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people
2013 - 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 241

1925 - Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
1926 - Ludvik Vaculik, writer
1927 - Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1927 - Elliot McKay See Jr, Dallas Texas, astronaut
1928 - Leon Fleisher, SF California, pianist/conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77)
1928 - Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
1929 - Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
1931 - Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
1931 - Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
1931 - Viktor Korchnoi, chess champ
1931 - Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori Queen (d. 2006)
1931 - Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
1932 - Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
1933 - Bert Convy, St Louis Mo, actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw)
1933 - Richard Rogers, English architect
1934 - Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
1935 - Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
1935 - Hein Heinsen, Danish artist
1936 - Anthony M Kennedy, California, 106th Supreme Court justice (1988- )
1936 - Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
1937 - Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
1937 - Bruce Surtees, Los Angeles, California, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), (d. 2012)
1938 - Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
1938 - Götz George, German actor
1940 - Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
1940 - Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
1941 - Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)
1942 - John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
1942 - Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
1942 - Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
1942 - Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
1943 - Tony Joe White, rocker
1943 - Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)
1944 - Dino Danelli, Jersey City NJ, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals)
1944 - Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
1945 - Harold W Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor (Plus Echo)
1946 - Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
1946 - Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1947 - David Essex, [Cook], London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
1947 - Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
1947 - Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
1948 - John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
1949 - Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991)
1950 - Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
1950 - Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
1950 - Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
1950 - Ian Thomas, rocker
1950 - Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
1950 - Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
1951 - Edie McClurg, Kansas City MO, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family)
1951 - Terry Davis, NYC, actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World)
1952 - Janis Siegel, NYC, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)
1952 - Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
1953 - Graham Gooch, cricketer (prolific England opener & captain)
1955 - Marisa DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
1957 - Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
1957 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
1958 - Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
1958 - Lydia Cornell, El Paso Tx, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort)
1959 - Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
1960 - Al Perez, American professional wrestler
1961 - Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
1961 - Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
Actor Woody HarrelsonActor Woody Harrelson (1961) 1961 - Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)
1961 - André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author
1962 - Eriq La Salle, Hartford CT, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER)
1962 - Terry-Jo Myers, Ft Myers FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic)
1963 - Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
1964 - Greg Best, Lynchburg VA, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92)
1964 - Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
1965 - Brett Faryniarz, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1965 - Slash, [Saul Hudson], London England, rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine)
1966 - Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1967 - Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star
Actor Philip Seymour HoffmanActor Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967) 1967 - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Fairport, New York, American actor (Capote, Moneyball)
1968 - Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
1968 - Beth Ehlers, Queens NY, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger)
1968 - Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968 - Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
1968 - Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
1968 - Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1968 - Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
1968 - Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
1969 - Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1969 - Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1969 - Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1969 - Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 - Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
1970 - Charisma Carpenter, American actress
1970 - Thea Dorn, German writer
1971 - Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)
1971 - Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
1971 - Dalvin DeGrate, American singer
1971 - Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
1972 - Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
1972 - Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1972 - Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
1972 - Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973 - Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 122 of 122

1997 - Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)
1999 - King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
2001 - Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
2002 - Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
2002 - William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
2002 - Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
2003 - James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
2004 - Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
2004 - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
2004 - Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
2004 - Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
2005 - Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
2006 - Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
2007 - Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
2007 - Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
2007 - Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
2008 - Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
2010 - Daniel Schorr, American journalist (b. 1916)
Singer Amy WinehouseSinger Amy Winehouse (2011) 2011 - Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from a alcohol intoxication at 27
2012 - Sally Kristen Ride, American astronaut, dies from pancreatic cancer at 61
2013 - Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
2013 - Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75

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