What Happened in July 1995

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 906 performances
  • Jul 1 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 2 "Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances
  • Jul 2 16th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
  • Jul 2 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 2 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
  • Jul 4 Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
  • Jul 6 Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
  • Jul 6 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • Jul 7 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 102nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 8 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • Jul 9 "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 75 performances

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 109th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker (67 62 64 62)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 9 Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jul 11 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins)
  • Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 12 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 14 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
  • Jul 15 Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
  • Jul 16 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jul 16 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
  • Jul 16 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
  • Jul 16 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
  • Jul 21 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
  • Jul 21 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
  • Jul 22 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Jul 22 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • Jul 23 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 23 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Jul 23 Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
  • Jul 23 82nd Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • Jul 27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 27 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • Jul 28 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jul 29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • Jul 30 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • Jul 30 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • Jul 30 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Georgie Henley, English actress

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 1 Crown Prince of Greece and the oldest son of the deposed King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos (28) weds Robert W. Miller's daughter Marie-Chantal Miller (26) at London's Cathedral of Saint Sophia
  • Jul 1 Princess Stephanie of Monaco (30) weds her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet (31) in a civil ceremony in Monaco
  • Jul 22 "True Lies" actor Tom Arnold (36) weds Julie Champnella (25) in Dearborn, Michigan

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 22 Actor Ewan McGregor (24) weds production designer Eve Mavrakis (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • Jul 1 Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest, dies at 49
  • Jul 1 Wolfman Jack, disc jockey (Midnight Special), dies at 57
  • Jul 2 Gail Gordon, actor (Our Miss Brooks, Lucy Show), dies of cancer at 89
  • Jul 2 George Seldes, journalist, dies at 104
  • Jul 2 Gervase F Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser, dies at 48
  • Jul 2 Krissy Taylor, American model (17 Mag), dies of respiratory problems at 17
  • Jul 3 Albert Hardy, photographer, dies at 82
  • Jul 3 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist, dies at 47
  • Jul 3 Gil Wolman, situationist, dies at 65
  • Jul 3 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • Jul 4 Bob Ross, artist, dies at 52
  • Jul 4 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress (Green Acres), dies at 76
  • Jul 4 Jacques Berque, Islamic scholar, dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis great, dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • Jul 5 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor, dies at 69
  • Jul 6 Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer, dies at 79
  • Jul 6 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, dies at 87
  • Jul 6 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Gabor Ormai, viola Player, dies at 40
  • Jul 7 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 8 Elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65
  • Jul 9 Jacques Molicard, translator/Navigator, dies at 62
  • Jul 9 James Cameron Tudor, politician, dies at 66
  • Jul 9 John Eric Tieman, production Manager (Guardian), dies at 67
  • Jul 9 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • Jul 9 W Fenton Morley, preacher, dies at 83
  • Jul 10 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74
  • Jul 11 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • Jul 12 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies at 69
  • Jul 12 Ernie Furtado, bassist, dies at 72
  • Jul 12 Michael Clegg, naturalist/broadcaster, dies at 62
  • Jul 13 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (b. 1920)
  • Jul 14 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), dies at 59
  • Jul 15 Eddie J Bush, golf professional, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Eleanore M "May" Sarton, Belg/US writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies
  • Jul 16 Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
  • Jul 16 Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • Jul 16 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Stephen Harold Spender, writer, dies at 86
  • Jul 16 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Jul 17 Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd, dies at 71
  • Jul 18 Fabio Casartelli, Italian olympian (Oly-gold-92), dies at 24
  • Jul 19 Dorothy McHugh, actress (I Fallen & I Can't Get Up), dies at 87
  • Jul 19 James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • Jul 19 Michael Andrews, painter, dies at 66
  • Jul 19 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin, dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Yusef Bedri, educationist, dies at 82
  • Jul 20 Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photographer/collector, dies at 82
  • Jul 20 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer, dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Edwin "Russell" House, saxophonist, dies at 65
  • Jul 21 Elleston Trevor, author, dies
  • Jul 21 Jon Boulle, motorcyclist, dies at 59
  • Jul 22 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter, dies at 85
  • Jul 22 Harold Larwood, cricket (98 wkts bowling for Engl 1926-34), dies at 91
  • Jul 22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • Jul 23 Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
  • Jul 23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • Jul 24 Jeremiah Jerry Patrick Lordam, songwriter/compser, dies at 61
  • Jul 24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • Jul 25 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • Jul 25 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • Jul 25 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 26 Eleanore Griffin, screenwriter, dies
  • Jul 26 George Romney, politician, dead Heart attack, dies at 88
  • Jul 26 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement), dies at 70
  • Jul 26 Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • Jul 26 Raymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • Jul 27 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher, dies at 56
  • Jul 27 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
  • Jul 27 Miklos Rozsa, Hung movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
  • Jul 27 Rick Ferrell, Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
  • Jul 30 Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
  • Jul 30 Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
  • Jul 30 Harry Shorto, linguist, dies at 75
  • Jul 31 Genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83