Historical Events in July 1996

  • 1st Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
  • 1st NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1st Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
  • 1st WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • 3rd British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years
  • 4th Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
  • 4th 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 5th A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
  • 5th NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves

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6th 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 6th Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
  • 7th 110th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)

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7th 17th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 7th Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
  • 7th Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands

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7th Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 9th 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 9th All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
  • 9th US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage

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12th Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

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12th Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 12th Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur
  • 13th Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)
  • 14th "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 perf
  • 14th "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances

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14th 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 14th Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • 14th NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
  • 14th NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
  • 15th After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • 15th MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
  • 15th Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
  • 15th A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
  • 17th 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
  • 17th Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
  • 17th TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
  • 18th Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Qu├ębec's costliest natural disasters ever.
  • 18th The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986
  • 19th Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
  • 19th 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 20th In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
  • 21st 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • 21st Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • 21st Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
  • 21st "The Daily Show" hosted by Craig Kilborn premieres on Comedy Central in the US
  • 21st 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • 25th Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • 27th Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 27th David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs

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28th NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 28th Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
  • 28th Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
  • 29th The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
  • 30th Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager