On This Day

What Happened in July 1982

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • Jul 1 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • Jul 1 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • Jul 1 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • Jul 1 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Sports History

Jul 1 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Jul 2 Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
  • Jul 2 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • Jul 2 In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

  • Jul 3 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)

Golf Tournament

Jul 4 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

  • Jul 4 4th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 4 (STS-4) lands at Edwards AFB

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic final, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title

  • Jul 4 Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 5 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 8 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances

Sports History

Jul 8 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager

  • Jul 8 Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • Jul 8 Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized
  • Jul 8 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jul 9 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • Jul 9 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • Jul 9 Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom in Buckingham Palace, London
  • Jul 10 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • Jul 10 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

Historic Event

Jul 10 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

  • Jul 10 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jul 11 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • Jul 12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • Jul 12 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 13 Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
  • Jul 13 Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • Jul 15 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas

Historic Event

Jul 15 Senate confirms George P. Shultz as US 60th Secretary of State by vote of 97-0

  • Jul 16 George P. Shultz is sworn in as the 60th US Secretary of State
  • Jul 16 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
  • Jul 16 Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
  • Jul 16 CDC report on AIDS symptoms in three hemophiliacs
  • Jul 18 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances

British Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: American Tom Watson wins his 4th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price

  • Jul 19 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 19 Bolivian government resigns
  • Jul 19 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon

Sports History

Jul 19 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2

  • Jul 20 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • Jul 20 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 22 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • Jul 23 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • Jul 23 International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
  • Jul 24 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • Jul 24 KHJ (LA) & KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • Jul 24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299
  • Jul 24 Single "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor from "Rocky III" soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie
  • Jul 25 France performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 25 Zail Singh is sworn in as the seventh President of India
  • Jul 26 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
  • Jul 26 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe

Film & TV History

Jul 26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"

Historic Event

Jul 27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

Music Premiere

Jul 27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Jul 30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 31 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide near Beaune, France
  • Jul 31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • Jul 31 USSR performs nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Carmella DeCesare, American model and Playmate of the Year 2004, born in Avon Lake, Ohio
  • Jul 1 Romola Garai, English actress (I Capture the Castle), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 1 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • Jul 1 Hilarie Burton, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Sterling, Virginia
  • Jul 3 Kanika, Indian actress (Five Star), born in Thiruvananthapuram, India
  • Jul 5 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer and coach (Rezzato), born in Biella, Italy
  • Jul 5 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium
  • Jul 7 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 7 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Jul 7 Cassidy [Barry Adrian Reese], American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player (Leones de Ponce, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Joshua Alba, American actor
  • Jul 8 Sophia Bush, American actress
  • Jul 9 Ashly DelGrosso, American ballroom dancer
  • Jul 9 Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer
  • Jul 9 Maggie Ma, Canadian actress
  • Jul 9 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • Jul 10 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • Jul 10 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • Jul 11 Chris Cooley, American NFL tight end (2-time Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Powell, Wyoming
  • Jul 12 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Joost van den Broek, Dutch symphonic metal and progressive rock keyboard player (After Forever), born in The Netherlands
  • Jul 13 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • Jul 13 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • Jul 13 Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 2006, 11; 9 x Gold Glove; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 13 Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Dmitry Chaplin, Russian dancer and choreographer (So You Think You Can Dance finalist), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Jul 16 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Jul 17 Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten - "Whole Again"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jul 17 Omari Banks, West Indian cricketer, born in Anguilla
  • Jul 18 Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer

Priyanka Chopra

Jul 18 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World, 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India

  • Jul 18 Ryan Cabrera, American singer-songwriter ("Take It All Away"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 19 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • Jul 19 Jared Padalecki, American actor (Supernatural), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jul 19 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • Jul 20 Percy Daggs III, American actor
  • Jul 22 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • Jul 23 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds (d. 1991)
  • Jul 23 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player (Charlotte Bobcats), born in Childersburg, Alabama
  • Jul 23 Paul Wesley [Paweł Wasilewski ], American actor (The Vampire Diaries), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Jul 24 Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 24 Elise Crombez, Belgian model
  • Jul 24 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver

Elisabeth Moss

Jul 24 Elisabeth Moss, American actress (Mad Men), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jul 24 Tord Øverland Knudsen, Norwegian bassist (The Wombats), born in Elverum, Norway
  • Jul 25 Brad Renfro, American actor (The Client), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Jul 25 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer, born in King William's Town, Cape Province
  • Jul 26 Chez Starbuck, American actor (The Thirteenth Year), born in Lakewood, Colorado
  • Jul 28 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Jul 28 Tom Pelphrey, American actor, born in Howell Township, New Jersey
  • Jul 29 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • Jul 29 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 29 Allison Mack, American actress (Smallville), born in Preetz, West Germany
  • Jul 30 Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress (Chuck, The Handmaid's Tale), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 30 Jimmy Anderson, English cricket fast bowler (most wickets for England in both Test and ODI cricket), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Jul 31 Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • Jul 31 DeMarcus Ware, American NFL outside linebacker and defensive end (9 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Auburn, Alabama

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 1 Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden

Wedding of Interest

Jul 4 Former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds music manager and concert promoter Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

  • Jul 22 Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC

Sally Ride

Jul 24 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

  • Jul 29 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 John Everett Watts, American composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 1 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • Jul 1 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • Jul 2 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • Jul 4 Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Jul 4 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • Jul 6 Russell Thorson, American radio and television actor (One Man's Family; The Detectives), dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Bob Johnson, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1933-45 (Philadelphia Athletics, and two other teams), dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Bep Bakhuys, Dutch soccer striker (23 caps, 28 goals; Metz), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • Jul 8 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • Jul 8 Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • Jul 10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 10 Maria Jeritza [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • Jul 12 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House) dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • Jul 13 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), dies at 69
  • Jul 13 John Alexander, actor (Alien PI), dies at 85
  • Jul 13 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, dies at 74
  • Jul 14 George Tremblay, Canadian American composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • Jul 15 Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 16 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • Jul 16 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • Jul 16 C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Lionel Daunais, French Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 18 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), dies at 85
  • Jul 19 John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
  • Jul 20 Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Dave Garroway, American TV host (Today Show, 1951-61), dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at 69
  • Jul 21 Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
  • Jul 22 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 22 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from emphysema at 76
  • Jul 23 Vic Morrow [Morozoff], American film and television actor Combat!; Cimmaron; Roots), killed by helicopter crash during the filming of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" at 53
  • Jul 23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • Jul 25 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • Jul 26 Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • Jul 28 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68

Vladimir Zworykin

Jul 29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 94

  • Jul 29 Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), dies of liver cancer at 62
  • Jul 29 Richard Gale, English general and airborne commander (Normandy), dies at 86
  • Jul 30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • Jul 30 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, dies at 28