Today in History for July 1963

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 53 of 53

1st - Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"
1st - US President Kennedy arrives in Rome
1st - US postal service institutes (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code
1st - ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
2nd - Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
2nd - Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
3rd - In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
5th - 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
6th - 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)
6th - 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
6th - South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
7th - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinleyTennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley 8th - Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland
8th - US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
9th - 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
9th - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
9th - Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
11th - South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
13th - Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43
13th - Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
13th - 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
14th - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
14th - 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
15th - KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 15th - Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding
16th - Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record)
17th - Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
18th - Failed military coup in Syria
18th - The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
19th - NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
19th - Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
20th - 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
20th - 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
20th - Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
20th - Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand
LPGA Golfer Mary MillsLPGA Golfer Mary Mills 21st - 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
22nd - The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
22nd - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
22nd - Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
24th - 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
24th - Dutch government of Marijnen forms
25th - Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
25th - US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty
26th - Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
26th - US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
26th - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
27th - Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny ListonBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston 27th - General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
28th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
30th - British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
31st - Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina
31st - Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRS (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)
31st - Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, & Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 80 of 80

1st - Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
1st - Roddy Bottum, rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Los Angeles, California
2nd - Mark Kermode, British film critic
3rd - Tracey Emin, Croydon England, English artist
3rd - Don August, baseball player
4th - Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)
4th - Jose Oquendo, baseball player
5th - Edie Falco, American actress
5th - Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
Tennis Player Henri LeconteTennis Player Henri Leconte (4th) 6th - Edwin Gorter, soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht)
7th - Lance Johnson, Cincinnati OH, outfielder (NY Mets)
7th - Naved Anjum, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90)
7th - Perry Richardson, SC, bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
7th - Vonda Shepard, American singer
8th - Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
8th - Mike Ridley, Winnipeg, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
8th - Pablo Magallon, jockey
9th - Pamela Annette Sanders, playmate (November, 1985), born in Miami, Florida
11th - Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
11th - Lisa Rinna, Medford, Oregon, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place)
12th - Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
12th - Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star
13th - Anthony Webb, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
13th - Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
13th - Bobby Rock, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas
13th - Martin Meza, jockey
13th - Spud Webb, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
14th - Bel Le Harper, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
14th - Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
15th - Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
15th - Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
15th - Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
Tennis Player Mikael PernforsTennis Player Mikael Pernfors (16th) 16th - Mikael Pernfors, Malmo Sweden, tennis star (1986 French Open finalist)
16th - Phoebe Cates, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
16th - Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
17th - Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
17th - Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
17th - Letsie III, King of Lesotho
17th - John Ventimiglia, American actor
18th - Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
18th - Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
18th - Al Snow, American professional wrestler
19th - Mark Carreon, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
19th - Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
19th - Sandor Wladar, Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
19th - Garth Nix, Australian author
20th - Jenny Spangler, Monroe Wisc, marathoner (Olympics-96)
20th - Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
20th - Frank Whaley, American actor
21st - Kevin Poole, English footballer
21st - Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
22nd - Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
22nd - Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
22nd - Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
22nd - Rob Estes, American actor
22nd - Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
23rd - Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
24th - Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
24th - Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
24th - Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
25th - Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
25th - Julian Hodgson, English chess player
26th - Andrew C Timmons, Scottsdale Az, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It)
26th - Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)
27th - Jason Buck, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
28th - Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
29th - Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
29th - Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
29th - Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
29th - Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
29th - Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
29th - Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
29th - Graham Poll, English football referee
29th - Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
30th - Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92), born in Brooklyn, New York
30th - Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
30th - Lisa Kudrow, Encino California, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)
30th - Monique Gabrielle, LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon)
31st - Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
31st - Norman Cook, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

NFL Head Coach Jimmy JohnsonNFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson (12th) 12th - NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 13 of 13

1st - Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
2nd - Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, dies at 71
4th - Fritz Reuter, composer, dies at 66
4th - Grant Richards, actor (Doug-Doorway to Danger), dies at 48
4th - Bernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)
5th - Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
9th - Frank Mayo, actor (Santa Fe Trail), dies of heart attack at 74
10th - John Sutton, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of heart attack at 54
10th - Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
18th - A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
25th - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877)
29th - Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
29th - Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48

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