What Happened in 2010 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 178 of 178

  • Jun 9th Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • Jun 9th Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12th "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
  • Jun 13th 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16th Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • Jun 17th 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 20th 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
  • Jun 20th "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • Jun 24th Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 24th "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jun 27th 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr
  • Jul 2nd Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people
  • Jul 2nd 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 4th 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 4th 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 8th "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London, UK

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1st 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4th California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 7th Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • Aug 14th 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
  • Aug 15th 92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits
  • Aug 19th Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
  • Aug 23rd Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Aug 29th 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • Sep 1st 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4th Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 6th "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

  • Sep 6th 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore
  • Sep 8th Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9th A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 12th 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem
  • Sep 13th 130th Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 13th 130th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva (6-2, 6-1)
  • Sep 17th The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
  • Sep 19th 35th Toronto International Film Festival: "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20th The National Bureau of Economic Research state today that the US left the recession in June 2009, with managing director Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute saying GDP recovered to 70% of the pre-recession level
  • Oct 2nd 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 3rd 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • Oct 4th 38th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales
  • Oct 6th Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
  • Oct 6th Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram
  • Oct 10th The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • Oct 13th The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground.
  • Oct 14th 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • Oct 22nd MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 22nd 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Oct 23rd MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 31st Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter
  • Nov 1st MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • Nov 10th 44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10th Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Nov 13th Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
  • Nov 14th 61st Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by four points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16th In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16th Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 19th "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Nov 19th New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 21st 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
  • Nov 23rd The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • Nov 26th 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28th 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
  • Nov 28th 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win
  • Dec 4th 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
  • Dec 4th 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
  • Dec 4th 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
  • Dec 5th 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Dec 7th Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
  • Dec 8th With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
  • Dec 11th Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
  • Dec 13th 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
  • Dec 19th "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", trailing the New York Giants by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expires

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 22nd The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 459

  • Mar 27th Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28th June Havoc, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Mar 30th Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • Mar 30th Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 31st Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Apr 1st John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • Apr 2nd Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Apr 2nd Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Apr 6th Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
  • Apr 6th Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 8th Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • Apr 8th Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 8th Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • Apr 9th Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9th Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 10th Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • Apr 10th Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • Apr 10th Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • Apr 10th Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • Apr 12th Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • Apr 14th Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • Apr 15th Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16th Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • Apr 16th Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
  • Apr 19th Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 19th Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • Apr 19th Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 20th Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Apr 21st Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Apr 21st Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25th Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • Apr 25th Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • Apr 30th Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • May 1st Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 2nd Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
  • May 4th Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 4th Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 6th Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • May 9th Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 9th Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • May 10th Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • May 11th Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
  • May 14th Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 15th Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • May 15th Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 16th Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
  • May 16th Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918)
  • May 17th Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 23rd Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 23rd Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • May 23rd Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
  • May 23rd Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • May 24th Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
  • May 24th Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • May 24th Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • May 24th Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • May 24th Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24th Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • May 24th Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24th Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25th Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 25th Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25th Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • May 25th Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • May 25th Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • May 25th Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • May 26th Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 26th Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • May 26th Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • May 26th Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • May 26th Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • May 27th Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 28th Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • May 29th Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • May 30th Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31st Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • May 31st Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • May 31st William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31st Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • May 31st Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • May 31st Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31st Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Jun 1st Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3rd John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 3rd Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • Jun 4th John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Jun 6th Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7th Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 7th Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 7th Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10th Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11th Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 15th Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), dies of suspected suicide at 74
  • Jun 16th Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 17th K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18th José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Novelist José Saramago
José Saramago
  • Jun 18th Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • Jun 19th Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Jun 19th Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • Jun 19th Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78