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 This day in History - July 15
400 Historic Events for July 15
1972

101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane

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1973

Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

Event
1973

Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs

Event
1973

Paul Getty III kidnapped

Event
1973

Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide

Event
1973

Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

Event
1973

Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1973

Brian Austin Green, Van Nuys Cal, actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210)

Birth
1974

Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)

Birth
1974

Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees

Event
1975

Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)

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1975

Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later

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1975

Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies

Death
1975

All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pitts Pirates) and John Matlock (NY Mets)

Event
1975

46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

Event
1976

36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in Calif

Event
1976

Rebecca Snyder, Grand Junction Colo, air pistol (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1976

Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78

Death
1977

Konstantin Fedin, writer, dies

Death
1978

107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews

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1979

34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz

Event
1979

Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

Event
1980

Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85

Death
1980

Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84

Death
1980

Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record

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