Historical Events in July 1983

  • 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 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 17 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)
  • Jul 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • 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
  • 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 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 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