Historical Events in July 1996

  • Jul 1 Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
  • Jul 1 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
  • Jul 1 Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
  • Jul 1 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • Jul 3 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
  • Jul 4 Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
  • Jul 4 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 5 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
  • Jul 5 NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

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

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

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Jul 7 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
  • Jul 9 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • Jul 9 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 9 US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage

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Jul 12 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

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

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

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

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Jul 28 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

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