What Happened in July 2013

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi
  • Jul 1 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan
  • Jul 1 Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union
  • Jul 2 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
  • Jul 3 Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president
  • Jul 4 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
  • Jul 5 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • Jul 6 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • Jul 6 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • Jul 6 Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon
  • Jul 6 The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997
  • Jul 6 120th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki (6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 7 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jul 8 42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit in protest in Cairo
  • Jul 8 A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India
  • Jul 10 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
  • Jul 11 30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq
  • Jul 12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Jul 13 18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia
  • Jul 13 Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jul 15 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria
  • Jul 15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • Jul 16 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
  • Jul 16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • Jul 17 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jul 17 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 17 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
  • Jul 18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy to become the largest US municipal bankruptcy at $18.5 Billion
  • Jul 18 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 19 20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq
  • Jul 21 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway
  • Jul 21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 21 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

  • Jul 21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain
  • Jul 22 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Jul 23 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand
  • Jul 24 22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan
  • Jul 24 80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Jul 26 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
  • Jul 27 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jul 27 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • Jul 27 First Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds
  • Jul 28 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy
  • Jul 29 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • Jul 29 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • Jul 29 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
  • Jul 30 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • Jul 30 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan
  • Jul 30 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India
  • Jul 30 Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 22 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Jul 2 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

Singer Tina Turner
Tina Turner
  • Jul 6 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • Jul 8 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • Jul 13 "Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France
  • Jul 13 TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California
  • Jul 20 "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (37) weds lawyer Justin Mikita in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jul 30 "Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin (27) weds actress Laura Haddock (27) in a private ceremony

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 William Gray III, American politician, dies from natural causes at 71
  • Jul 2 Arlan Stangeland, American politician, dies at 83
  • Jul 7 Donald Irwin, American politician, dies from heart failure at 86
  • Jul 11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, died at 94
  • Jul 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL player, dies at 72
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-born Canadian musician, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponse, American actor, dies from heart failure at 80
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75
  • Jul 25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • Jul 26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 26 Rolf Haufs, German writer , dies at 77
  • Jul 27 Lindy Boggs, American politician, dies from natural causes at 97
  • Jul 28 William Scranton, American politician, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • Jul 28 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, dies from heart failure at 27
  • Jul 31 Michael Ansara, American actor, dies at 91