Historical Events in July 1991

Film Premiere

Jul 1 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Film Release

Jul 2 Film "Boyz n the Hood" directed by John Singleton, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube is released

  • Jul 3 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
  • Jul 4 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Jul 5 American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California
  • Jul 5 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 5 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first ever all-German final Michael Stich beats Boris Becker 6-4, 7-6, 6-4

  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Sports History

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)

  • Jul 9 South Africa re-admitted to Olympics

Election of Interest

Jul 10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

  • Jul 10 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • Jul 10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 11 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • Jul 11 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • Jul 14 Failed military coup in Mali

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 14 US Open Women's Golf, Colonial CC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 67 (−4) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Pat Bradley

  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 15 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Meeting of Interest

Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian 1-2 with Ian Baker-Finch winning his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Mike Harwood

Hall of Fame

Jul 21 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

  • Jul 21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America

Historic Event

Jul 22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

  • Jul 23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 24 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • Jul 24 Universityof Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • Jul 25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
  • Jul 26 Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • Jul 27 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Baseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

Federation Cup

Jul 28 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Nottingham, England: Spain wins first title with 2-1 victory over US; Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinch final 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 against Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson

Musical Finale

Jul 28 Revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy", starring Tyne Daly, closes at Marquis Theater, NYC, after 105 performances and 2 Tony Award wins

Sports History

Jul 28 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 28 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff

  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)

Sports History

Jul 29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco

  • Jul 30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • Jul 31 Russia and US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • Jul 31 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
  • Jul 31 The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other