Once Upon A Time – July 23 – 2000 – Tiger Woods Wins First Open Title; Becomes Youngest Player At 24 To Win all 4 Major Titles

1215 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen

1829 William Austin Burt patents America’s first “typographer” (typewriter)

1840 Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada

1944 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin

1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later

More Historical Events
Jul 23 in Film & TV
1966 Frank Sinatra’s album “Strangers In The Night” hits #1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

Jul 23 in Music
2010 One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together

Jul 23 in Sport
2000 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles

NASA’s Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet – Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth – On July 23, 2015

American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls – On July 23, 1961

Famous Weddings
1944 Actress Susan Hayward (27) weds actor Jess Barker (32) at St. Thomas Church in Los Angeles, California

1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash

1986 Britain’s Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England

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