Historical Events on July 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 352 of 352

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1960 Ghana becomes a republic
  • 1960 No passports needed inside Benelux
  • 1960 USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane
  • 1960 Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons" premieres in London

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1961 Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii
  • 1961 KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1962 Algeria votes for independence from France
  • 1962 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
  • 1963 The Beatles record "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 US President JFK arrives in Rome

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
  • 1965 Dutch clubs Sportclub Enschede & Enschedese Boys merge to form FC Twente '65 FC (2009-10 Eredivisie champions)
  • 1965 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Kinderstraf trial starts
  • 1966 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
  • 1966 NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
  • 1966 Medicare goes into effect
  • 1966 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1967 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • 1967 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • 1967 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • 1967 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • 1967 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • 1967 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • 1968 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • 1968 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1968 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • 1968 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1968 The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • 1968 Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash
  • 1969 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales is watched by large crowds in Caernarfon, Wales and by millions on television

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 1970 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1970 British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • 1971 Britain and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 1971 Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • 1971 State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • 1971 Twenty-sixth Amendment, which lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, is ratified and becomes part of the United States Constitution
  • 1972 "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • 1972 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1972 Feminist magazine "Ms" founded by Gloria Steinem publishes its first issue with Wonder Woman on the cover

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • 1972 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1973 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • 1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley

  • 1973 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
  • 1974 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 General Augusto Pinochet becomes president and dictator of Chile

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 1974 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • 1974 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent and becomes part of Wales
  • 1974 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement
  • 1975 WEDway People Mover opens in Tomorrowland, Disney World, Florida
  • 1976 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
  • 1976 Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 1977 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1977 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
  • 1978 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Former US President Richard Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1978 Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
  • 1979 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
  • 1979 Sony introduces the Walkman
  • 1980 British runner Steve Ovett breaks countryman Sebastian Coe's world record for the mile in 3:48.8 in Oslo, Norway
  • 1980 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • 1981 Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
  • 1981 Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London
  • 1981 Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
  • 1981 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • 1982 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1982 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 1982 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • 1982 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • 1982 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • 1982 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1983 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period
  • 1984 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 1984 The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 US Open Senior Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer

  • 1987 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
  • 1987 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format
  • 1987 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • 1988 In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 US Open Senior Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Seniors tour major title

  • 1990 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win
  • 1990 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • 1990 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • 1990 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal

Film release premierFilm Premier

1991 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1992 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • 1992 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • 1992 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • 1993 1 second is added to the clock
  • 1993 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • 1993 STS-57 (Endeavour) lands
  • 1993 Richard Riordan elected as Los Angeles first Republican mayor in 36 years
  • 1994 Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
  • 1994 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-19 launches
  • 1994 Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip
  • 1995 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 906 performances
  • 1995 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1995 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost
  • 1996 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1996 Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
  • 1996 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • 1996 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
  • 1997 STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
  • 1997 United Kingdom returns Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People's Republic of China
  • 1998 The NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasted 204 days, season shortened by 50 games
  • 1999 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh
  • 2000 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic
  • 2000 Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.
  • 2002 The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression
  • 2002 Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71
  • 2003 Aerobie Pro thrown by Erin Hemmings sets world record for longest throw at 1,333 feet (406.3 meters) at Fort Funston
  • 2004 Saturn Orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
  • 2005 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned
  • 2006 The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People's Republic of China
  • 2007 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2007 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
  • 2008 Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007

Film release premierFilm Release

2009 Animated film "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released

Actor Ray Romano
Actor
Ray Romano
  • 2011 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached
  • 2012 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
  • 2012 UEFA European Championship Final: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev to retain their title
  • 2013 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi
  • 2013 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan
  • 2013 Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

  • 2014 Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament
  • 2015 Greek Credit Crisis: Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion)
  • 2015 US and Cuba announce agreement to re-open embassies and establish full diplomatic ties
  • 2016 Islamic militants storm a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 20 hostages and 2 police, country's worse terror attack
  • 2017 Ethiopian politician, Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation
  • 2017 Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation
  • 2017 Brazilian police arrest drug kingpin Luiz Carlos da Rocha in Sorriso
  • 2017 Mexican police kill 19 gunmen in drug-related shootout in northern state of Sinaloa
  • 2018 Mexician General election: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador elected President of Mexico
  • 2018 Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park declared a world heritage site by the UN
  • 2018 Suicide bombing targeting Sikh community kills at least 19 people in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • 2018 French gangster Redoine Faid escapes the Sud-Francilien prison in Réau, France by helicopter
  • 2018 Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US's steel tariffs take effect, 25% on some steel, 10% on 250 other goods
  • 2018 Nationwide protests over Trump administration immigration policies in the US

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2018 NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2018 PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon