What Happened in 2010 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 178 of 178

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "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 13 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • Jun 17 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 20 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
  • Jun 20 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • Jun 24 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 24 "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 27 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 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 4 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 7 Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • Aug 14 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
  • Aug 15 92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits
  • Aug 19 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
  • Aug 23 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 29 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • Sep 1 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4 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 6 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

  • Sep 6 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore
  • Sep 8 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 9 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 12 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem
  • Sep 13 130th Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 13 130th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva (6-2, 6-1)
  • Sep 17 The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
  • Sep 19 35th Toronto International Film Festival: "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 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 2 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 3 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • Oct 4 38th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales
  • Oct 6 Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
  • Oct 6 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram
  • Oct 10 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • Oct 13 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 14 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • Oct 22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 22 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Oct 23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 31 Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter
  • Nov 1 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • Nov 10 44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 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 13 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
  • Nov 14 61st Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by four points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 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 16 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 19 "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 19 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 21 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
  • Nov 23 The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • Nov 26 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
  • Nov 28 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win
  • Dec 4 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
  • Dec 4 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
  • Dec 4 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
  • Dec 5 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Dec 7 Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
  • Dec 8 With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
  • Dec 11 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 13 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
  • Dec 19 "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 22 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 462

  • Mar 24 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 25 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28 June Havoc, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Mar 30 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • Mar 30 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 31 Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Apr 1 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • Apr 2 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Apr 2 Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Apr 3 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 6 Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
  • Apr 6 Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 8 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • Apr 8 Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 8 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • Apr 9 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • Apr 10 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • Apr 10 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • Apr 10 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 12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • Apr 14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • Apr 15 Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16 Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • Apr 16 Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • Apr 19 Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 20 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 21 Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Apr 21 Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25 Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • Apr 25 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • May 1 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 2 Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
  • May 4 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 4 Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 6 Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 9 Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • May 10 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • May 11 Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
  • May 14 Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • May 15 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 16 Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
  • May 16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918)
  • May 17 Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • May 23 Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • May 24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
  • May 24 Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • May 24 Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • May 24 Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • May 24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • May 24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • May 25 Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • May 25 Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • May 25 Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • May 26 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • May 26 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • May 26 Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • May 26 Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • May 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • May 29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • May 30 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • May 31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • May 31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • May 31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • May 31 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31 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 1 Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 3 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Jun 6 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 7 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 7 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), dies of suspected suicide at 74
  • Jun 16 Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Novelist José Saramago
José Saramago
  • Jun 18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)