Historical Events in July 2009

  • Jul 1 Animated film "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released
  • Jul 3 Mark II.5 Skytrain cars enter service in Metro Vancouver.
  • Jul 4 The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
  • Jul 5 Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 116th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 123rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14), winning a record 15th Grand Slam titles

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Jul 6 Jadranka Kosor became first female prime minister of Croatia.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres

Singer Shakira
  • Jul 14 80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis
  • Jul 14 Singapore experiences a seasonally adjusted and annualised growth of 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of increased pharmaceuticals production and construction, bringing the country out of the recession
  • Jul 15 A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 15 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Jul 17 Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
  • Jul 18 Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales.
  • Jul 19 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 19 17th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin win

  • Jul 23 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.
  • Jul 23 The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money
  • Jul 23 42nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 26 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
  • Jul 30 A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.