What Happened in July 1983

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 3 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jul 3 American Calvin Smith sets new world record of 9.93 for 100m in Colorado Springs, beats Jim Hines 1968 mark by 0.02 seconds
  • Jul 3 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 New York pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Jul 5 France invades Algeria
  • Jul 5 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, Virginia)
  • Jul 6 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • Jul 6 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
  • Jul 7 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • Jul 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
  • Jul 11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
  • Jul 12 Chad government troops reconquer Abéché
  • Jul 13 The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa

  • Jul 14 US politician Crane (Rep-R-Il) and Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages
  • Jul 14 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • Jul 15 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
  • Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
  • Jul 16 Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities in Britain's worst helicopter accident

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 17 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)
  • Jul 18 Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
  • Jul 19 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • Jul 20 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 21 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
  • Jul 21 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
  • Jul 21 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
  • Jul 21 World's lowest-ever natural temperature recorded −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K) at Soviet Vostok Station, Antarctica
  • Jul 22 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • Jul 22 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
  • Jul 22 Polish Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski lifts martial law after 19 months
  • Jul 23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • Jul 24 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
  • Jul 24 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Jul 24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • Jul 24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 25 Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All is released on Megaforce Records

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Jul 25 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
  • Jul 25 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
  • Jul 26 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
  • Jul 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
  • Jul 26 Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
  • Jul 26 US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf
  • Jul 27 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 28 NASA launches Telstar-3A
  • Jul 29 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jul 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • Jul 30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke
  • Jul 31 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 Dutch July average temperature is 20.1°C; warmest July since 1852

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Marit Larsen, Norwegian musician (M2M)
  • Jul 1 Leeteuk, Korean singer
  • Jul 2 Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
  • Jul 2 Sammy J, Australian comedian
  • Jul 3 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • Jul 4 Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model
  • Jul 4 Ben Jorgensen, American musician
  • Jul 4 Andy Mrotek, American musician
  • Jul 5 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • Jul 6 Gregory Smith, Canadian actor (Small Soldiers, Everwood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 7 Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 7 D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • Jul 8 Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • Jul 8 John Bowker, American baseball player
  • Jul 9 Lucia Micarelli, American musician
  • Jul 10 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • Jul 11 Peter Cincotti, American singer songwriter
  • Jul 11 Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer
  • Jul 11 Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
  • Jul 11 Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)
  • Jul 11 Kellie Shirley, British actress
  • Jul 12 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • Jul 12 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • Jul 13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jul 13 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 14 Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality
  • Jul 15 Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London
  • Jul 17 Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
  • Jul 17 Sarah Jones, American actress
  • Jul 17 Adam Lind, American baseball player
  • Jul 18 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 21 Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer
  • Jul 21 Kellen Winslow II, American football player
  • Jul 22 Arsenium, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
  • Jul 22 Steven Jackson, American football player
  • Jul 22 Sharni Vinson, Australian actress and model
  • Jul 23 Andrew Eiden, American actor
  • Jul 23 Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
  • Jul 23 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • Jul 24 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Jul 26 Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Jul 26 Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington D.C.
  • Jul 27 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer (captain of the Macedonian national team), born in Strumica, Yugoslavia
  • Jul 29 Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
  • Jul 30 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and inventor (geodesic dome), dies at 87
  • Jul 1 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, dies at 78
  • Jul 4 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • Jul 5 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • Jul 7 Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • Jul 7 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • Jul 9 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Ross Macdonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
  • Jul 13 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • Jul 14 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies

Person of interestDavid Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73

  • Jul 29 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, dies at 86