What Happened in July 2010

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people
  • Jul 2 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 8 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London, UK

  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)
  • Jul 13 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • Jul 14 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win
  • Jul 18 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews
  • Jul 22 43rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 25 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 2 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego
  • Jul 3 "The Office" actress Jenna Fischer (36) weds screenwriter Lee Kirk (38) in Malibu
  • Jul 4 "Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • Jul 10 Actress Emily Blunt (29) weds actor John Krasinski (32) at the luxurious Villa D'este hotel in Como, Italy
  • Jul 10 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 "Big Momma's House" actor Martin Lawrence (45) weds longtime girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs (35) on an intimate wedding in Beverly Hills

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
  • Jul 11 Former "Las Vegas" actress Vanessa Marcil (42) weds "CSI: NY" actor Corey Feldman (39) in New York City
  • Jul 16 Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida
  • Jul 17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • Jul 17 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 21 Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (27) weds British actor Orlando Bloom (33) in a secret ceremony

  • Jul 24 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress and a well-known model Cynthia Bailey weds entrepreneur Peter Thomas at Fernback Museum of Natural History in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
  • Jul 31 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 22 "The Princess Bride" actress robin wright (44) divorces actor-director Sean Penn (49) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Jul 2 Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
  • Jul 4 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
  • Jul 5 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • Jul 9 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • Jul 9 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • Jul 11 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • Jul 11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)
  • Jul 12 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (b. 1939)
  • Jul 12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • Jul 13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 14 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • Jul 14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 15 James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)
  • Jul 16 James Gammon, American actor (b. 1940)
  • Jul 19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)
  • Jul 21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • Jul 23 Daniel Schorr, American journalist (b. 1916)
  • Jul 24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • Jul 25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • Jul 26 Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)
  • Jul 27 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • Jul 27 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • Jul 28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)