Historical Events in July 1983

  • Jul 1 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 90th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 3 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 3 Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
  • Jul 3 Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Jul 5 France invades Algeria
  • Jul 5 NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
  • Jul 5 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA)
  • Jul 6 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • Jul 6 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
  • Jul 6 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
  • Jul 7 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • Jul 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
  • Jul 11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
  • Jul 12 Chad government troops reconquer Abéché
  • Jul 13 The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa
  • Jul 14 Crane (Rep-R-Il) & Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages
  • Jul 15 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
  • Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
  • Jul 16 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
  • Jul 16 Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 17 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)
  • Jul 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
  • Jul 19 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • Jul 20 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 21 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
  • Jul 21 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
  • Jul 21 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
  • Jul 22 -128.6°F (-89.2°C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • Jul 22 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • Jul 22 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
  • Jul 22 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
  • Jul 23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • Jul 24 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
  • Jul 24 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 24 Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
  • Jul 24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • Jul 24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 25 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
  • Jul 25 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
  • Jul 26 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
  • Jul 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
  • Jul 26 Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
  • Jul 26 US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf
  • Jul 27 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Jul 28 NASA launches Telstar-3A
  • Jul 29 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jul 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • Jul 30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • Jul 31 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, & W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 Dutch July avg temp is 20.1°C; warmest July since 1852