Historical Events in July 2011

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jul 3 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)
  • Jul 5 "Somebody That I Used to Know" single released by Gotye ft. Kimbra (Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record of the Year 2013)
  • Jul 5 “Somebody That I Used to Know” single released by Gotye, featuring Kimbra (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)
  • Jul 7 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 7 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
Actor David Thewlis
Actor
David Thewlis
  • Jul 8 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program
  • Jul 9 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
  • Jul 10 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • Jul 11 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
  • Jul 12 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
  • Jul 13 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
  • Jul 13 19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win
  • Jul 16 NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the protoplanet Vesta
  • Jul 17 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 19 "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles
  • Jul 21 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135
  • Jul 21 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 22 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo, second a massacre at a youth camp on island of Utøya
  • Jul 24 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia