Today in History for July 1998

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 15

2nd - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" the 2nd book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
4th - 105th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat (6-4 7-6)
5th - 53rd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI
5th - 112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)
6th - Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
7th - 69th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-8 at Coors Field, Denver
10th - Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
12th - FIFA World Cup: France beats Brazil 3-0 for football's 16th World Cup in Saint-Denis (France's 1st title)
12th - Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London
14th - Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 17th - Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died
19th - 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
20th - Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
24th - Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
26th - 19th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Hale Irwin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

8th - Jaden Smith, American actor
17th - Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal
22nd - Madison Pettis, American actress
24th - Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand (1st) 1st - Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu
12th - "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California
18th - Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

3rd - Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
5th - Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
6th - Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
7th - Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
12th - Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
12th - Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
14th - Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (b. 1909)
16th - John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
19th - Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
20th - June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
21st - Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)
21st - Robert Young, American actor (b. 1907)
22nd - Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
25th - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
27th - Binnie Barnes, British actress (b. 1903)
28th - Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
29th - Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
30th - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)

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