Today in History for July 1980

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
1st - 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
2nd - Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
2nd - Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
2nd - Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres
3rd - 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
3rd - 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
4th - Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000
5th - 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)
5th - 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
6th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
6th - France performs nuclear test
6th - Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
7th - Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 7th - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
7th - Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
7th - Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
7th - Institution of sharia in Iran.
7th - The Safra massacre in Lebanon.
8th - 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
8th - All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds)
9th - 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil
9th - Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
9th - Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
10th - Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
10th - Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.
11th - American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
13th - 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
15th - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
16th - Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
16th - Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
17th - Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
17th - Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president
17th - Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
18th - Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts
18th - Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
18th - Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
18th - Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana
18th - Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy JoelPianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel 19th - 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott
19th - David Bowie appears in role of "Elephant Man" in Denver
19th - USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
20th - 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
20th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
20th - 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
21st - Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
23rd - Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
23rd - River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter
23rd - Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
25th - Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
25th - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
27th - Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 27th - Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
28th - Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
30th - Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
30th - Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
30th - 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
31st - John Phillips of Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
31st - Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
31st - Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
31st - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player
2nd - Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
3rd - Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
3rd - Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
4th - Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker
4th - Max Elliott Slade, American film actor
5th - Eva Green, French actress
5th - Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
5th - David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
6th - Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
7th - Michele Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (Oly-94, Oly-silver-98)
7th - John Buck, American baseball player
7th - Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
7th - Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
7th - Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
8th - Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
10th - Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, Rookie of the Year)
Pop Star Jessica SimpsonPop Star Jessica Simpson (10th) 10th - Jessica Simpson, Abilene, Texas, singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm In Love," and "Where You Are.")
10th - Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
10th - Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
11th - T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
12th - Tina Tharp, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
12th - Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
13th - Lori Fredrickson, Aurora Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
14th - George Smith, Australian Rugby player
15th - Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
15th - Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
15th - Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
16th - Adam Scott, Australian golfer
17th - Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
17th - Ryan Miller, American hockey player
18th - Kristen Bell, American actress
18th - Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
19th - Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
19th - Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
19th - Mark Webber, American actor
20th - Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
20th - Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
21st - Tailor James, Canadian model
21st - CC Sabathia, American baseball player
22nd - Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver
22nd - Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
22nd - Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
22nd - Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High)
23rd - Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
24th - Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
25th - Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
25th - Diam's, French rapper
25th - Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
26th - Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
26th - Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
27th - Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
27th - Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
28th - Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
29th - Ryan Braun, Kitchener, Onatrio, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels)
29th - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
29th - Rachel Miner, American actress
30th - Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
30th - Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
30th - James Anderson, English cricketer
30th - Justin Rose, British golfer
31st - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Actress Raquel WelchActress Raquel Welch (5th) 5th - Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld
11th - Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)
16th - Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California
24th - Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose (31st) 31st - Karolyn Englehardt divorces baseball manager Pete Rose (39) after 16 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 31 of 31

1st - Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
4th - Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
5th - Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
6th - Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69
7th - Reginald Gardiner, actor (Great Dictator), dies at 77
9th - Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
11th - Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
11th - Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
12th - John W Davis, Pres (WV State college), dies at 92
13th - Seretse Khama, 1st president of Botswana, dies
13th - Sir Seretse Khama, Botswanan statesman and president, 59
15th - Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
15th - Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
17th - Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), dies at 68
17th - Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
18th - Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies
22nd - Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
23rd - Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
23rd - Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
Actor and Comedian Peter SellersActor and Comedian Peter Sellers (24th) 24th - Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54
24th - Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
25th - Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
26th - Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang) dies at 59
26th - Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)
27th - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60
28th - Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
29th - Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
30th - Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
30th - Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
31st - Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
31st - Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)

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