Historical Events for July 1988

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Events 1 - 84 of 84

1st - In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua
2nd - 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)
2nd - Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
3rd - 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
3rd - A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
3rd - US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
3rd - The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
4th - 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)
4th - KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
4th - US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
5th - Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker 6th - Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
6th - North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
6th - Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
7th - Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
7th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
7th - Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act
8th - Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
8th - Miami Arena opens
8th - Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
8th - Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
9th - Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR
9th - Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 9th - Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
10th - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
11th - Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
12th - 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
12th - All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
12th - Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
12th - USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
13th - Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
13th - Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
14th - 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak
14th - Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
14th - WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
15th - "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis 16th - Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
16th - Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
16th - Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
16th - San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
16th - Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
17th - 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
17th - 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
17th - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
17th - Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
17th - Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)
18th - Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
18th - Shooting begins on "License to Kill"
20th - Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
21st - ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve BallesterosGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros 21st - Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
22nd - 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
23rd - Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
24th - 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
24th - US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
24th - 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
25th - Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
26th - Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
27th - Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
27th - General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as pres of Burma
27th - Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
27th - Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 28th - IBM announces price hike on older models
28th - Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
28th - Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
28th - Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson
29th - FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
29th - Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
29th - Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
29th - South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
29th - Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
29th - Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
30th - Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
30th - Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
30th - John Franco saves record 13th game of July
30th - Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
30th - King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
30th - Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
31st - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
31st - Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in 1st 3 years
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh HefnerPlayboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner 31st - Last playboy club closes in Lansing, Michigan
31st - Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
31st - Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
31st - 32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.

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