On This Day for 23rd July (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 201

  • 1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • 1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • 1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
  • 1967 -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
  • 1967 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • 1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • 1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
  • 1968 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
  • 1968 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
  • 1969 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Wash DC
  • 1969 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
  • 1970 A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
  • 1971 The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people
  • 1972 1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched

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1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1973 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
  • 1973 Qaboos bin Said Al Said becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman
  • 1973 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973 Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
  • 1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
  • 1974 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • 1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses
  • 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London
  • 1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

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1976 Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1976 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 Wings release "Let 'em In"
  • 1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges
  • 1978 33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • 1978 Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
  • 1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
  • 1978 Reggie Jackson returns & helps Yankees win their 5th straight
  • 1978 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

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1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya

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1980 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
  • 1981 14th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1982 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • 1982 Intl Whaling Comn votes for total ban on coml whaling (starting 1985)
  • 1983 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • 1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • 1984 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • 1984 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
  • 1986 King Hassan II meets with Israeli premier Simon Peres
  • 1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • 1987 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • 1987 Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
  • 1988 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
  • 1989 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • 1989 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1989 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1989 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 1989 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1990 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 1990 South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 1991 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • 1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • 1992 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour
  • 1992 Emperor Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen] of Ethiopia's, funeral
  • 1993 Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • 1993 China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
  • 1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
  • 1993 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
  • 1994 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
  • 1994 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1994 Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
  • 1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • 1994 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • 1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • 1995 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

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1995 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
  • 1995 Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
  • 1995 82nd Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin & Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • 1997 The US State Department rules that Turkey's agreement to purchase $23 billion worth of natural gas from Iran does not violate the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act
  • 1999 Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
  • 1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.

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2000 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2000 55th US Women's Open Golf Championship

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2000 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2005 Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
  • 2006 135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 2006 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain
  • 2008 Cape Verde joins the World Trade Organization, becoming its 153rd member.
  • 2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.
  • 2009 The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money
  • 2009 42nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2012 A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people
  • 2013 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand
  • 2014 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow holds its opening ceremony
  • 2014 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan

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2015 Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 241

  • 1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1926 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1927 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1928 Leon Fleisher, pianist/conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1928 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • 1931 Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
  • 1931 Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, chess champ
  • 1931 Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori Queen (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
  • 1932 Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
  • 1933 Bert Convy, St Louis Mo, actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw)
  • 1933 Richard Rogers, English architect
  • 1934 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • 1935 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • 1935 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist
  • 1936 Anthony M Kennedy, California, 106th Supreme Court justice (1988- )
  • 1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
  • 1937 Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
  • 1937 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
  • 1938 Götz George, German actor
  • 1940 Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
  • 1940 Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
  • 1941 Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)
  • 1942 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • 1942 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • 1942 Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
  • 1943 Tony Joe White, rocker
  • 1943 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Dino Danelli, Jersey City NJ, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals)
  • 1944 Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
  • 1945 Harold W Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1946 Andy MacKay, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away), born in London, England
  • 1946 Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1947 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947 Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
  • 1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
  • 1948 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • 1949 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • 1950 Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
  • 1950 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • 1950 Ian Thomas, rocker
  • 1950 Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
  • 1950 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • 1951 Edie McClurg, Kansas City MO, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family)
  • 1951 Terry Davis, actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Janis Siegel, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
  • 1953 Graham Gooch, cricketer (prolific England opener & captain)
  • 1955 Marisa DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
  • 1957 Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
  • 1957 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • 1958 Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
  • 1958 Lydia Cornell, El Paso Tx, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort)
  • 1959 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
  • 1960 Al Perez, American professional wrestler
  • 1961 Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1961 Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)

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1961 Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)

  • 1961 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author
  • 1962 Eriq La Salle, Hartford CT, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER)
  • 1962 Terry-Jo Myers, Ft Myers FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic)
  • 1963 Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1964 Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
  • 1965 Brett Faryniarz, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1965 Slash, [Saul Hudson], rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England
  • 1966 Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967 Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star

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1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman, Fairport, New York, American actor (Capote, Moneyball)

  • 1968 Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
  • 1968 Beth Ehlers, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
  • 1968 Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1968 Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
  • 1968 Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
  • 1969 Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1969 Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1969 Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • 1970 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas,Nevada
  • 1970 Thea Dorn, German writer
  • 1971 Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)
  • 1971 Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
  • 1971 Dalvin DeGrate, American singer
  • 1971 Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
  • 1972 Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
  • 1972 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1973 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1999 King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
  • 2001 Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  • 2002 Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2002 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2002 Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  • 2003 James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • 2004 Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 2006 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
  • 2010 Daniel Schorr, American journalist (b. 1916)

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2011 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from a alcohol intoxication at 27

  • 2012 Sally Kristen Ride, American astronaut, dies from pancreatic cancer at 61

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2012 Sally Ride, American astronaut, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 2013 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • 2013 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75
  • 2014 Dora Bryan, British actress, dies at 91