On This Day for 22nd July (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 159 of 159

  • 1979 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 1979 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome, Italy court to life
  • 1982 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • 1983 -128.6°F (-89.2°C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • 1983 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • 1983 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
  • 1983 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law

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1984 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1984 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1984 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • 1986 House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion
  • 1987 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
  • 1987 Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
  • 1987 US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
  • 1988 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
  • 1989 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss

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1990 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

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1990 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Phil Mickelson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1990 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

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1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer

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1992 Colombia drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • 1992 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • 1993 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • 1993 Soyuz TM-17 lands
  • 1994 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
  • 1994 Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
  • 1994 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • 1994 Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees

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1994 OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 1994 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • 1995 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • 1995 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • 1997 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
  • 1997 The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

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1997 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1997 The first shipments of oil produced from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field arrive at terminals on the Black Sea for subsequent export through the Bosphoros Strait
  • 1999 Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.
  • 2001 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 2002 Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.
  • 2003 Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
  • 2004 37th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
  • 2007 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 2010 43rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2011 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
  • 2012 Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
  • 2012 Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
  • 2012 At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
  • 2012 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 2012 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain
  • 2013 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China

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2013 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2014 Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza
  • 2014 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that their office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • 2014 European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable
  • 2015 'Oldest' Qur'an fragments discovered in collection of Birmingham University, radiocarbon testing dates to AD568 - AD645

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 224

  • 1940 Stan Ross, actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1940 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • 1941 George Clinton, Kannapolis NC, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic)
  • 1941 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941 Thomas Wayne, rocker (Tragedy)
  • 1941 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1943 Bobby Sherman, actor/singer (Seattle)
  • 1943 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • 1943 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • 1944 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1944 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1944 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • 1944 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1946 Mirelle Mathieu, Acignon France, singer (So Ein Schone r Abend)
  • 1946 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946 Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor (American Anthem)
  • 1946 Danny Glover, actor (Lethal Weapon, Operation Dumbo Drop), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1947 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • 1947 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • 1948 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1948 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1949 Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
  • 1949 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE

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1949 Alan Menken, New York, Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars)

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1951 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1952 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1952 Madeleine Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
  • 1952 Mary Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
  • 1953 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1953 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • 1954 Al Dimeola, rocker
  • 1954 Henriette Allais playmate (Mar, 1980), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1954 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • 1954 Al Di Meola, American guitarist
  • 1955 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • 1956 Michael Spinks, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1956 Mick Pointer, rock drummer (Marillion)
  • 1957 Dave Steib, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1958 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, playmate (June, 1987), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
  • 1960 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1960 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage)
  • 1961 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • 1961 Keith Sweat, American singer
  • 1962 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1962 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
  • 1962 Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
  • 1963 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963 Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
  • 1963 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 1963 Rob Estes, American actor
  • 1963 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
  • 1964 Bonnie Langford, English actress (Wombling Free)
  • 1964 David Spade, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep)
  • 1964 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964 John Leguizamo, Bogotá, Colombia, Colombian American actor (Mambo Mouth, Whispers in the Dark)
  • 1964 Adam Godley, British actor
  • 1964 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • 1965 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1965 Patrick Laborteaux, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], wrestler (WWF/AWA), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1965 Patrick Labyorteaux, American actor
  • 1966 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics-88, 96)
  • 1966 Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Pat Badger, heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • 1967 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • 1967 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 1967 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love)
  • 1968 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Despina Vandi, Greek singer
  • 1970 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Sergei Zubov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)
  • 1970 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • 1971 Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress (Little Thief), born in London, England
  • 1971 Kristine Marie Lilly, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
  • 1972 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • 1973 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
  • 1973 Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • 1973 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • 1973 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian singer
  • 1974 Franka Potente, German actress
  • 1977 Maria Jose Lopez, Miss Ecuador Universe (1997)
  • 1977 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Heather Noelle Jones, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978 Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 119 of 119

  • 2004 Sacha Distel, French singer (b. 1933)
  • 2004 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2006 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • 2006 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Jarrod Cunningham New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
  • 2007 Mike Coolbaugh former baseball player and coach (b.1972)
  • 2007 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • 2007 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2007 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2008 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies of Lewy body disease at 84

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 2009 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • 2009 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • 2011 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2012 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
  • 2013 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • 2013 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69