Today in History for July 1994

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 113

1st - Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
1st - Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
1st - Soyuz TM-19 launches
1st - Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip
2nd - 101st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Conchita Martínez beats Martina Navratilova (64 36 63)
2nd - John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
2nd - Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire
2nd - US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed
3rd - 108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivanišević (7-6 7-6 6-0)
3rd - 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
3rd - FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
3rd - Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
3rd - The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
4th - Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
4th - Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
4th - FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras 5th - Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
5th - US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
5th - The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
6th - Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
6th - Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
6th - Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
6th - "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Best Picture 1995)
7th - "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
7th - North Yemenite troops occupy Aden
8th - Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson
8th - Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 8th - Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
8th - St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
9th - 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
9th - Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
9th - Soyuz TM-19 lands
10th - "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
10th - Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning
10th - Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
10th - Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
11th - Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
12th - 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
12th - All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
12th - Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
13th - Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan
LPGA Golfer Kelly RobbinsLPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins 13th - OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
14th - Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
15th - Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
15th - Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th
15th - NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
15th - Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
15th - Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the the Rwandan Genocide
16th - "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs
16th - 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
16th - 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
16th - Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
16th - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
16th - Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
16th - Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
16th - FIFA World Cup: Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick PriceGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price 17th - 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
17th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
17th - FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
17th - French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
17th - Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
18th - Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
18th - Comet Shoemaker-Levy's largest collision with Jupiter leaves black spot 12,000 km across
18th - Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
18th - Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
18th - Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
18th - NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
19th - 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
19th - Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 19th - Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
20th - Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)
20th - OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
21st - Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997.
22nd - 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
22nd - Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
22nd - Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
22nd - Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees
22nd - OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
22nd - William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
23rd - All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
23rd - Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
23rd - Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
23rd - Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
23rd - Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
23rd - Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
23rd - Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
24th - 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 24th - 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
24th - Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
24th - Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
24th - 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
25th - Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
26th - Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
26th - Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed
28th - Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
28th - Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
28th - Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
29th - 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
29th - Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
29th - H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 6 of 6

6th - Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses
13th - Ridge Canipe, American actor
16th - Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor
18th - Ricardo Dela Corte, Italy, test tube baby born to oldest (62) mother
27th - Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor
27th - Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

Singer Billie Joe ArmstrongSinger Billie Joe Armstrong (2nd) 2nd - "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)
3rd - Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York
10th - The "Anthrax" heavy-metal guitarist Scott Ian (31) weds Debbie Leavitt (23) in Huntington Beach, California
10th - Fred Norris (from the Howard Stern Show) marries Allison Furman
14th - Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) in London, United Kingdon
16th - Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
18th - "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland
30th - Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

7th - Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 88 of 88

1st - Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
2nd - Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US
2nd - Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
2nd - Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69
2nd - Ralph C Rinzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys), dies at 59
3rd - Felix Kelly, artist, dies at 80
3rd - Harry Ebbeling, PC-corrector, dies at 54
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew HoadTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad (3rd) 3rd - Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59
3rd - Pieter Hennipman, Dutch economist, dies at 85
4th - Arthur Berry, artist, dies at 69
4th - Juan Gil Poet-Albert, dies at 90
4th - Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Pipo the Clown, Anne Frank), dies at 55
4th - Rupert Davies, methodist scholar, dies at 84
4th - Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies
4th - Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
5th - Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party asst sec of state, dies at 67
6th - Cameron Mitchell, actor (High Chapparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
6th - Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
7th - Anita Garvin, US actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
7th - Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
7th - Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
8th - Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
8th - Dick Sargent, actor (Darren-Bewitched), dies of cancer at 64
8th - Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
8th - Kim Il Sung, president of North-Korea (1948-94), dies at 82
8th - Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
9th - Cornelius Boyson, bassist, dies at 57
9th - William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
9th - Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
10th - Earl Strum, referee (NBA), dies of brain cancer at 66
10th - Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
11th - Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82
11th - Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
11th - Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
Computer scientist Gary KildallComputer scientist Gary Kildall (11th) 11th - Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M, dies at 52
11th - James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
11th - Lex P Humphries, drummer, dies at 57
11th - Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
12th - David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
12th - Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
12th - James Bysse Joll, historian, dies at 76
13th - Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
13th - Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate, dies at 50
14th - Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
14th - Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
14th - Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
15th - Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
16th - M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
16th - Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
17th - Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95
18th - Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/US director, dies at 83
19th - Christian-Jaque, [Christian Maudet], French director (Nana), dies
19th - Frederik "Frits" van der More, archaeologist/art historian, dies at 87
19th - Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
19th - Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
19th - Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive, dies at 37
20th - Kim II Sung, pres of North-Korea (1948-94), buried
20th - Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealistisch painter, dies at 96
20th - Reginald Hall, endocrinologist, dies at 83
21st - Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
21st - John Ernest, constructionist Artist, dies at 72
21st - Marjorie Dorothy Chandler Collins, jazz singer, dies at 67
23rd - Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
23rd - Hans J Salter, Aust/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98
23rd - Henry William Collins, artist, dies at 84
24th - Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
24th - Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
25th - John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
26th - Marino Iandioro, canned tomato pioneer, dies at 64
26th - Thomas Davis, US movie editor/son of MGM-chief Frank D, dies at 26
26th - Terry (Owen John) Scott, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films) aged 67
27th - H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies
27th - Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
27th - Tatiana Tauer, harpist, dies at 48
27th - Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner & member of the Bang-Bang Club, suicide at 33
28th - Bernard Delfont, Rus/Brit impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
28th - Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
28th - Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
29th - Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78
29th - Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
29th - John Bayard Britton, abortion doctor, killed by Paul Hill
30th - Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
30th - Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
30th - Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
31st - Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
31st - Caitlin Thomas, dies
31st - G de Ru, chairman of Dutch Reformed Synode, dies
31st - Pieter C Buitendijk, co-founder (Free Netherlands), dies at 92

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