What Happened in July 1993

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 1 second is added to the clock
  • Jul 1 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • Jul 1 STS-57 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jul 1 Richard Riordan elected as Los Angeles first Republican mayor in 36 years
  • Jul 2 Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
  • Jul 2 F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die
  • Jul 2 Kansas Royals rename stadium Ewing Kaufman Stadium after founder
  • Jul 2 Muslim fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
  • Jul 2 NY Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jul 3 100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4)
  • Jul 3 Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 107th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 4 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 4 Dave Winfield hits 442nd HR to move into 19th place
  • Jul 4 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • Jul 4 Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jul 5 Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey
  • Jul 5 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 5 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • Jul 6 Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Jul 7 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
  • Jul 7 NY Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game (goes to 27)
  • Jul 7 Philadelphia Phillies beat SF Giants 7-6 in 20 innings
  • Jul 7 Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers
  • Jul 7 Red Tom Browning decides to watch his team play at Wrigley Field from the roof of a building across Sheffield Ave, he is fined $500
  • Jul 10 Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi pres/Sylvie Kinigi, PM
  • Jul 10 Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 14th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 11 Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 12 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

  • Jul 12 Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
  • Jul 13 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Jul 14 Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow & NY
  • Jul 16 President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
  • Jul 16 S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London
  • Jul 16 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • Jul 17 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 18 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • Jul 18 Afghan president Ishaq Khan & prime minister Nawaz Sharif resign
  • Jul 18 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)
  • Jul 18 Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election
  • Jul 19 Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jul 20 Fire in the press box at Altanta Fulton County Stadium

  • Jul 21 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
  • Jul 22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-17 lands
  • Jul 23 Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • Jul 23 China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
  • Jul 23 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
  • Jul 23 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
  • Jul 24 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
  • Jul 24 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • Jul 25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 25 48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
  • Jul 25 Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
  • Jul 25 The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army
  • Jul 25 80th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 26 Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
  • Jul 26 Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 billion km
  • Jul 27 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • Jul 27 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
  • Jul 27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • Jul 28 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jul 29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • Jul 29 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
  • Jul 31 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays
  • Jul 31 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
  • Jul 31 Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
  • Jul 31 Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 22 Patricia Quinn, 11th child of actor Anthony Quinn (78)
  • Jul 24 Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
  • Jul 26 Taylor Momsen, American singer and actress (Gossip Girl), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 27 Jordan Spieth, American professional golfer (second youngest to win Masters), born in Dallas, Texas

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Jul 28 Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress, born in Ontario

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 3 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
  • Jul 24 Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)
  • Jul 25 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 20 Joe Petruzzi files for divorce from Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Fred Gwynne, actor (Herman-Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Jul 2 Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
  • Jul 3 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 3 "Curly" Joe DeRita, last of Three Stooges, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Jul 4 Anne Shirley, actress (Stella Dallas), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 4 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • Jul 4 Felix White, choreographer (Black Vibrations Theatre), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Harrison E Salisbury, US journalist (NY Times), dies at 84
  • Jul 6 Ruth Lady Fermoy, maternal grandmother of Princess Diane, dies at 84
  • Jul 7 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • Jul 9 Cut Meijer, [Saul Messel], historian and rabbi to Paramaribo, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Will Rogers Jr, American Politician (Rep-D), actor (Boy from Oklahoma), commits suicide at 81
  • Jul 10 Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95
  • Jul 10 Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91
  • Jul 10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jul 11 Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • Jul 11 Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WWII), dies at about 83
  • Jul 11 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954, dies
  • Jul 11 Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut, dies during underwater test at 34
  • Jul 12 Gusti Huber, Mother of Bibi Besch, dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 12 Lily van Lugt Melsert, actress (Tomorrow will be better), dies at 91
  • Jul 12 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • Jul 13 Davey Allisson, race car drive, dies in a plane crash at 32
  • Jul 13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31
  • Jul 14 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 David Brian, US actor (Damned Don't Cry, Fort Worth), dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Bobby Kent, alleged Florida bully murdered by his friends (b. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Ineke Shutter, choreography (Black Girl Goes to School), dies at 61
  • Jul 17 Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51
  • Jul 17 Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • Jul 18 John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83
  • Jul 18 Robert Davis, dies of emphysema at 76
  • Jul 18 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • Jul 18 Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin, Chief designer of Soviet launch pads, dies
  • Jul 19 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Shop on Main Street), dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jul 20 Donald Alexander, System director/producer (East Valley), dies at 79
  • Jul 20 Vince Foster, American lawyer and Deputy White House Counsel commits suicide aged 48
  • Jul 21 Henk Kersting, bureau chef (Associated Press-WW II), dies at 88
  • Jul 21 Piet Wielinga, TV producer (Dutch Glory), dies at 56
  • Jul 21 Robert J Glass, film producer (ET), is killed at 53
  • Jul 23 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • Jul 24 Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, dies at 79
  • Jul 24 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • Jul 24 Lonnie D'Orsa, film and TV director, dies at 96
  • Jul 24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • Jul 25 Nan Grey, actress (Invisible Man Returns), dies on 75th birthday
  • Jul 25 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Hard Way), dies at 84
  • Jul 26 Matthew B Ridgway, US Army Chief of Staff (1953-55), dies at 98
  • Jul 27 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
  • Jul 28 Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
  • Jul 29 AJA Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer, dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
  • Jul 30 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
  • Jul 30 John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
  • Jul 31 Baudouin, king of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62 from heart problems
  • Jul 31 Elmar Klos, director (Obzalovany, Obchod na Korze), dies at 83
  • Jul 31 Paul Henry, US Republicans Congressional leader, dies at 51
  • Jul 31 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, dies at 92
  • Jul 31 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29