Historical Events for July 1988

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Events 1 - 86 of 86

1st - In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua
2nd - 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)
2nd - Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
3rd - 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
3rd - A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
3rd - US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
3rd - The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
4th - 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)
4th - KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 4th - US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
5th - Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
6th - Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
6th - North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
6th - Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
7th - Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
7th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
7th - Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act
8th - Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
8th - Miami Arena opens
8th - Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder 8th - Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
9th - Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR
9th - Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"
9th - Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
10th - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
11th - Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
12th - 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
12th - All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
12th - Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
Composer Georges BizetComposer Georges Bizet 12th - USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
13th - 9th Emmy Sports Award presentation
13th - Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
13th - Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
14th - 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak
14th - Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
14th - WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
16th - Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
16th - Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis 16th - Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
16th - San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
16th - Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
17th - 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
17th - 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
17th - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
17th - Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
17th - Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)
18th - Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
18th - Shooting begins on "License to Kill"
20th - Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
21st - ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
21st - Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
22nd - 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
23rd - Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
24th - 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
24th - US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
25th - Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
25th - Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
26th - Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
27th - Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
27th - General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as pres of Burma
27th - Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
27th - Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
28th - IBM announces price hike on older models
28th - Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
28th - Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
28th - Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson
28th - Yanks' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
29th - FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
29th - Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
29th - Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
29th - Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes
29th - South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
29th - Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
29th - Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
30th - Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
30th - Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
30th - John Franco saves record 13th game of July
30th - Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
30th - King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
30th - Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
31st - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
31st - Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in 1st 3 years
31st - Last Playboy club closes (Lansing Michigan)
31st - Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
31st - Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
31st - 32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.

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