Today in History for July 1977

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 49 of 49

1st - 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)
1st - FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
1st - Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)
2nd - 91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)
3rd - 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
3rd - Turkey: premier Ecevit goes off
3rd - The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
4th - Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
4th - Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
4th - Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
5th - Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
6th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
7th - 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
7th - "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London
8th - Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
9th - 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson 10th - "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
10th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
11th - US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
12th - John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval
13th - NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
14th - North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
14th - US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
16th - Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
17th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
18th - Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London
18th - Vietnam becomes member of UN
19th - 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
19th - All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 19th - Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
20th - Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage
20th - The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
20th - 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
21st - Libyan-Egyptian border fights
21st - Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
23rd - Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges
24th - 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
24th - Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
24th - Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
24th - 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
26th - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
26th - The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 27th - John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
28th - 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
28th - Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin Hooks
28th - Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
31st - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
31st - E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
31st - John F Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 70 of 70

1st - Liv Tyler, New York City, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty, Lord of the Rings)
1st - Misty Marriah Esplin, Preston Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1997)
1st - Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
1st - Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician
2nd - Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)
3rd - Ludmila Richterova, Kosice Slovakia, tennis star
4th - Katia Zygouli, Greek supermodel
4th - Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
5th - Royce Da 5'9", American rapper
Actress Liv TylerActress Liv Tyler (1st) 5th - Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player.
6th - Con Blatsis, Australian footballer
6th - Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
6th - Craig Handley, British film director
7th - Felix Vasquez, New York City Housing Authority employee
8th - Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
8th - Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
9th - Isaac Brock, American musician
10th - Schapelle Corby, Australian convicted drug smuggler
10th - Gwendoline Yeo, American actress
11th - Brandy Gold, Northridge California, actress (Annie-Baby Makes 5)
11th - Brandon Short, American football player
12th - Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
12th - Neil Harris, English footballer
12th - Steve Howey, American actor
13th - Ashley Scott, American actress
14th - Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
15th - Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
15th - Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
15th - Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)
15th - Lana Parrilla, American actress
15th - Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
16th - Bryan Budd, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 2006)
17th - M.I.A., British rapper
17th - Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
17th - Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player
18th - Dylan Lane, American television host
18th - Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
19th - Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
19th - Ed Smith, English cricketer
19th - Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler
19th - Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
20th - Julia Syriani, Miss Universe-Lebanon (1996)
20th - Shany Kedmy, Israel, Women's 470 yachter (Oly-14th-1996)
20th - Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
20th - Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
21st - Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
21st - Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider
21st - Paul Casey, English golfer
21st - Jaime Murray, British actress
22nd - Maria Jose Lopez, Miss Ecuador Universe (1997)
22nd - Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
23rd - Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
23rd - Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
24th - Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
24th - Lee EunHee, Miss Korea Universe (1997)
24th - Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
24th - Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
25th - Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
26th - Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
26th - Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
27th - Jason Michael Zimbler, actor (Clarissa Explains it All), born in Queens, New York
27th - Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
28th - Aki Berg, Turku Fin, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
28th - Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player
29th - Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
30th - Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)
30th - Suangsuda Rodprasert, Miss Thailand Universe (1997)
30th - Jaime Pressly, American actress
30th - Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
31st - Tim Couch, American football player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Radio and Television Personality Dick ClarkRadio and Television Personality Dick Clark (7th) 7th - "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California
8th - NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 23 of 23

2nd - Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78
3rd - Hugh Le Caine, composer, dies at 63
3rd - Mohammed al-Zahaby, Egyptian minister, murdered
4th - Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
6th - Oedoen Partos, composer, dies at 69
9th - Loren C Eiseley, US anthropologist/writer (Animal Secrets), dies at 69
Suffragist Alice PaulSuffragist Alice Paul (9th) 9th - Alice Paul, American suffragist, dies at 92
10th - Norman Paris, orchestra leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41
12th - Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66
12th - Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 75
15th - Konstantin Fedin, writer, dies
19th - John R Powers, US director model bureau, dies at 80
19th - Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78
20th - Carter De Haven, actor (Courage, Great Dictator), dies at 90
20th - Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939)
21st - Lee Miller, American Photographer aged 70
23rd - René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
26th - Gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
26th - Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer, dies at 75
Aviation Pioneer Noel WienAviation Pioneer Noel Wien (19th) 26th - Karac Plant, son of Robert Plant, dies of respratory failure at 6
29th - Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
30th - Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
31st - Stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20

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