Historical Events In July - 03
Monday, 03 August 2020
1937 On July - 03 del Mar race track opened in sunny Del Mar, California.
1937 The birth of Tom Stoppard, British writer/playwirght on this day in history.
1938 On July - 03 president Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1939 On this day in history ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler
1939 On July - 03 lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech
1940 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa on July - 03.
1940 On July - 03 the legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC
1940 On this day in history aRP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
1940 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies on July - 03.
1942 Germany troop march into Sebastopol on this day in history.
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-628 on July - 03.
1944 Goose Bay Newfoundland, the temperature hits 37.8 C; Labrador's hottest day on record on July - 03.
1944 On July - 03 oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1945 On this day in history the first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI. Automotive production had been diverted to military production for the war (WWII) effort.
1946 1st Dutch government of Beel forms on July - 03.
1947 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC on July - 03.
1948 On July - 03 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86)
1948 On this day in history adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
1950 On July - 03 first time US & North Korean forces clash in the Korean War
1950 On July - 03 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1951 On this day in history 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1952 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress on this day in history.
1952 Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1957 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52 on July - 03.
1958 "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC) on this day in history.
1960 On July - 03 alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73
1962 Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5) on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history the birth of Tom Cruise, American actor
1965 Clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75 on July - 03.
1966 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska on this day in history.
1966 Andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1967 "News at 10" premieres on English TV on this day in history.
1967 John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50 on July - 03.
1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI on this day in history.