Historical Events in July 1995

  • Jul 1 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst theater, NYC, after 906 performances
  • Jul 1 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost
  • Jul 1 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 2 "The Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances
  • Jul 2 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad

Music Concert

Jul 2 Ringo Starr's third All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Randy Bachman, Mark Farner, Billy Preston, Felix Cavaliere, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey, and Mark Rivera

  • Jul 2 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 2 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Champions Tour major victory

  • Jul 4 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) play 1st CFL game beating Winnipeg 38-10 but failed experiment only lasts one season
  • Jul 6 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • Jul 7 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • Jul 8 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • Jul 8 NHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) defenceman Bryan Berard first pick by Ottawa Senators

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: German superstar Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 for her 6th Wimbledon title

Historic Event

Jul 9 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilize the organization

Music Concert

Jul 9 Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 9 Revival of P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár' s comic play "The Play's The Thing" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • Jul 9 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon title; beats Boris Becker of Germany 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

  • Jul 11 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)

Historic Event

Jul 11 More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys are massacred by Bosnian Serbs after they overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica on directive of Radovan Karadžić

Album Release

Jul 11 Shaggy releases his third studio album "Bombastic" (Grammy Award Best Reggae Album)

Album Release

Jul 12 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 14 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
  • Jul 16 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jul 16 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
  • Jul 16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

Historic Event

Jul 17 Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world with a net worth of $12.9 billion dollars

Historic Publication

Jul 18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die
  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.

Sports History

Jul 21 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent

  • Jul 21 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
  • Jul 22 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Jul 22 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • Jul 23 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

British Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later

Sports History

Jul 23 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner

  • Jul 25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • Jul 27 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • Jul 28 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices
  • Jul 29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • Jul 30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy
  • Jul 30 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v West Indies at Old Trafford
  • Jul 31 Walt Disney announces the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC for $19 billion; network of properties now consists of Disney, ABC Sports, ESPN and ESPN2