Historical Events on July 4 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 276 of 276

  • 1976 Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
  • 1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
  • 1977 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • 1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • 1977 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
  • 1978 Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
  • 1979 Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 95th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1981 Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts v Hants at Bournemouth
  • 1982 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
  • 1982 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1982 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)
  • 1982 Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • 1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982 Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial of half his ashes next to N Senzaki
  • 1984 Kallicharran gets 206 & 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game
  • 1984 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
  • 1984 Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
  • 1987 94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)
  • 1987 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
  • 1987 Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
  • 1987 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
  • 1988 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)
  • 1988 KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
  • 1988 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

  • 1989 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
  • 1989 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
  • 1990 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minnesota
  • 1990 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1990 Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
  • 1990 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address
  • 1991 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • 1992 99th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (6-2 6-1)
  • 1992 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
  • 1993 107th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)
  • 1993 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1993 Dave Winfield hits 442nd HR to move into 19th place
  • 1993 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • 1993 Pizza Hut blimp deflates and lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
  • 1994 Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
  • 1994 Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
  • 1995 Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
  • 1996 Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
  • 1996 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 1997 US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • 1998 105th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat (6-4 7-6)

  • 1999 106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5)
  • 1999 113th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3 6-4 7-5)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2004 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
  • 2004 111th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4)
  • 2004 118th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (4-6 7-5 7-6 6-4)
  • 2004 UEFA European Championship: Greece defeat Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon
  • 2005 The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1
  • 2006 Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.
  • 2006 North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Richard Branson sells Virgin Mobile to NTL for £962.4 million

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • 2009 The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks
  • 2010 117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)
  • 2010 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)
  • 2012 Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson
  • 2013 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
  • 2014 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
  • 2015 Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, in an upset, defeats 8x hot dog eating champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at Nathan's Famous, Coney Island with 62 hot dogs
  • 2015 Unesco grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France along with Singapore's Botanical Gardens, Diyarbakir Fortress (Turkey) and Maymand Caves (Iran)
  • 2015 US golfer Bubba Watson announces he will paint over Confederate flag on Dukes of Hazard car General Lee
  • 2015 20th Super Rugby Championship: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14
  • 2015 Chile win football's Copa America for the first time
  • 2016 NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter's orbit
  • 2017 World champion Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for a dangerous act while cycling during stage four
  • 2017 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan