Historical Events in July 1992

  • Jul 1 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • Jul 1 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • Jul 1 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • Jul 2 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • Jul 3 Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 99th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (6-2 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jul 4 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
  • Jul 5 106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
  • Jul 5 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 5 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
  • Jul 6 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • Jul 7 South Africa's national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, win South Africa's first ever FIFA sanctioned match
  • Jul 8 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • Jul 8 Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
  • Jul 8 Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Jul 9 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 9 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • Jul 10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • Jul 10 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • Jul 10 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • Jul 10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
  • Jul 12 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
  • Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
  • Jul 12 Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Jul 13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August
  • Jul 14 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
  • Jul 14 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)

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Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds

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Jul 15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jul 15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • Jul 17 Slovak parliament declares independence from Czechoslovakia, beginning the so-called Velvet Divorce
  • Jul 18 Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA
  • Jul 18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru.
  • Jul 19 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • Jul 19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • Jul 19 NYC ballet dancer Peter Martins is arrested for beating his wife
  • Jul 19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • Jul 19 Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 20 121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris

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Jul 20 Václav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia declares independence

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

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Jul 22 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • Jul 23 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour

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Jul 23 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie's funeral

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

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Jul 24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 24 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • Jul 25 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • Jul 25 25th Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jul 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 26 47th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War

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Jul 26 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 26 79th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 27 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep National Convention
  • Jul 27 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch & Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)

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Jul 27 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jul 28 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 28 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Jul 29 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Jul 29 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
  • Jul 29 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • Jul 30 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • Jul 31 Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
  • Jul 31 Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)
  • Jul 31 Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
  • Jul 31 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
  • Jul 31 Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)