What Happened in July 1990

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 11th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • Jul 1 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
  • Jul 1 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • Jul 1 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
  • Jul 1 Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
  • Jul 1 FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
  • Jul 1 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • Jul 1 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
  • Jul 1 NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0

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Jul 2 Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
  • Jul 3 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • Jul 3 Liberian President Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed
  • Jul 4 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn
  • Jul 4 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 4 Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
  • Jul 4 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address

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Jul 5 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 6 "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • Jul 6 After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 97th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 7 NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
  • Jul 7 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 7 First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome - recording of is world's best-selling classical record

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Jul 8 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
  • Jul 8 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
  • Jul 8 Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 8 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
  • Jul 9 104th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)

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Jul 9 Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 10 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
  • Jul 10 Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
  • Jul 10 Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 11 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • Jul 11 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • Jul 12 "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington

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Jul 12 Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jul 12 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • Jul 12 In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes
  • Jul 14 "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC)
  • Jul 14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jul 16 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • Jul 16 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 16 Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • Jul 16 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • Jul 16 Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jul 16 Ukraine declares independence

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Jul 16 The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

  • Jul 17 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 17 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Jul 17 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • Jul 19 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies

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Jul 19 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jul 19 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California

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Jul 19 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Jul 20 Justice William J. Brennan Jr. resigns from the Supreme Court after 36 years
  • Jul 21 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington

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Jul 21 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 22 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • Jul 22 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Jul 22 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • Jul 23 South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • Jul 24 Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • Jul 24 US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
  • Jul 25 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

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Jul 25 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Jul 25 Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)

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Jul 25 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Jul 25 US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 26 General Hospital records its 7,000th episode

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Jul 26 US President George H. W. Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jul 26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games

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Jul 27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • Jul 27 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • Jul 27 White-Russia declares independence
  • Jul 27 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills

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Jul 28 Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Jul 28 Blackout hits Chicago
  • Jul 29 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • Jul 29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
  • Jul 29 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • Jul 29 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • Jul 30 Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering
  • Jul 30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
  • Jul 30 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die

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Jul 30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 30 The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • Jul 31 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence

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Jul 31 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Margot Robbie, Australian actress and producer (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), born in Dalby, Queensland
  • Jul 9 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
  • Jul 11 Connor Paolo, American actor
  • Jul 11 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player (Number #1 for 67 weeks, 25 WTA singles titles), born in Odense, Denmark
  • Jul 13 Matt Weinberg, American actor
  • Jul 15 Damian Lillard, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Oakland, Californai
  • Jul 18 [Santos] Saúl Álvarez [Barragán], Mexican boxer (three-time world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Jul 19 Steven Anthony Lawrence, American actor
  • Jul 24 Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 24 Daveigh Chase, American actress
  • Jul 27 Cheyenne Kimball, American musician
  • Jul 27 Nick Hogan, American reality TV star
  • Jul 27 Indiana Evans, Australian actress
  • Jul 28 Soulja Boy [DeAndre Cortez Way], American rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 28 Shana Swash, English actress (EastEnders), born in London Borough of Camden, London
  • Jul 31 Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler, born in Penza, Russia

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Jul 17 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 27 NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48
  • Jul 1 Jurriaan Schrofer, graphic designer, dies
  • Jul 2 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in auto at 39
  • Jul 2 Snooky Lanson, singer, dies at 76
  • Jul 3 Ludi Claire Hugo, entertainer, dies at 70
  • Jul 3 Maurice Girodias, French publisher, dies at 71
  • Jul 5 Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • Jul 6 Jim Samuels, comedian, dies of spinal meningitis at 41
  • Jul 6 Paul Wynne, KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jul 6 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer
  • Jul 7 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Jes priest/apprentice Zen teacher, dies at 92
  • Jul 7 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (b. 1958)
  • Jul 8 Howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Jul 8 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
  • Jul 9 Brigitte D'Ortschy, German author, trnslator and Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • Jul 9 Howard Duff, actor (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 76 of a heart attack
  • Jul 10 Hans Faverey, poet, dies
  • Jul 10 Irene Champlin, dies after long illness at 59
  • Jul 11 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Ciske the Rat, Lifespan), dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
  • Jul 12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Lois Moran Young, dies of cancer at 81
  • Jul 14 Dallas Alinder, American actor, dies at 58
  • Jul 14 Philip Leacock, dies of collapsed lungs at 73
  • Jul 15 Alison Leggatt, actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), dies at 86
  • Jul 15 Margaret Mary Lockwood, actress (Man in Grey, Wicked Lady), dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
  • Jul 16 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)
  • Jul 16 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • Jul 18 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), dies at 79
  • Jul 18 Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
  • Jul 18 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  • Jul 18 Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • Jul 19 Eddie Quillan, actor (Brigadoon, Summer Magic), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 19 Herbert Nelson, actor (Guilding Light), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Jul 19 Johnny Wayne, comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jul 20 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Obsessions, Pygmalion), dies
  • Jul 20 Herbert Jenkins, Atlanta's longest serving police chief (b. 1907)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
  • Jul 21 Sacha Piteoff, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Jul 21 Stanley Shapiro, dies of leukemia at 65
  • Jul 22 George Wood, dies of diabetes complications at 56
  • Jul 22 Preben Neergaard, Danish actor (Mordskab), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jul 23 Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
  • Jul 23 Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • Jul 23 Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
  • Jul 23 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
  • Jul 24 Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • Jul 26 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies of a drug overdose at 38
  • Jul 27 Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 27 Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
  • Jul 27 Kim Thomas-Friedland, news anchor (FNN), dies at 32
  • Jul 27 Nick Pippins, actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Jul 27 Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • Jul 27 Salim Ali, Indian Ornithologist (Birdman of India), dies at 90
  • Jul 28 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • Jul 28 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • Jul 28 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • Jul 29 Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
  • Jul 30 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • Jul 30 Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
  • Jul 31 Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72
  • Jul 31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)