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 This day in History - July 18
389 Historic Events for July 18
1959

1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)

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1959

Audrey Landers, Phila, actress (Afton-Dallas, Chorus Line)

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1960

Premier Kishi of Japan, resigns

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1960

Anne-Marie Johnson, LA Calif, actress (In the Heat of the Night)

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1960

Baseball's NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises

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1960

1st UN troops reach Congo

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1961

Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games

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1961

Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67

Death
1961

Elizabeth McGovern, Evanston Ill, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer)

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1962

Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison

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1962

Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

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1962

Jensen Buchanan, Montgomery AL, actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World)

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1962

Minn Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn and Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning

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1963

Failed military coup in Syria

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1963

Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)

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1963

A H C Cooper, S Africa cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies

Death
1964

Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)

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1964

Susan Marie Snyder, actress (Julie-As the World Turns)

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1965

Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)

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1965

Yugi Iga, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)

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1965

Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer, dies at 64

Death
1965

Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit

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1965

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

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1966

Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old

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1966

Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, Portland Oregon, decathelete (Olympic-gold-96)

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