What Happened on July 2, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility

Famous Deaths

  • Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87
  • Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69