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 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 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