What Happened in July 2010

Historical Events

  • 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, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her crown overpowering Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his second Wimbledon title

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 6 Brandon Boyd announces the release of his debut solo album, "The Wild Trapeze"

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 8 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London

  • Jul 8 During 1st round of the John Deere Classic, Paul Goydos becomes the 4th, and oldest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59; round included 12 birdies and 6 pars
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 in Johannesburg, South Africa for 1st WC 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

Jul 25 British Open Seniors Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 2 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego
  • Jul 3 "The Office" actress Jenna Fischer (36) weds screenwriter Lee Kirk (38) in Malibu
  • Jul 4 "Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • Jul 10 Actress Emily Blunt (29) weds actor John Krasinski (32) at the luxurious Villa D'este hotel in Como, Italy
  • Jul 10 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 "Big Momma's House" actor Martin Lawrence (45) weds longtime girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs (35) on an intimate wedding in Beverly Hills

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • Jul 11 Former "Las Vegas" actress Vanessa Marcil (42) weds "CSI: NY" actor Corey Feldman (39) in New York City
  • Jul 16 Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida
  • Jul 17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • Jul 17 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 21 Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (27) weds British actor Orlando Bloom (33) in a secret ceremony

  • Jul 24 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress and a well-known model Cynthia Bailey weds entrepreneur Peter Thomas at Fernback Museum of Natural History in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • Jul 31 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 22 "The Princess Bride" actress Robin Wright (44) divorces actor-director Sean Penn (49) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Jul 1 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
  • Jul 2 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
  • Jul 5 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • Jul 6 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • Jul 9 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • Jul 11 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • Jul 11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99
  • Jul 12 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (b. 1939)
  • Jul 12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • Jul 12 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), dies at 82
  • Jul 12 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), dies at 69
  • Jul 13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

Jul 13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 14 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • Jul 14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 15 James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)
  • Jul 16 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), dies at 70
  • Jul 19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)
  • Jul 19 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, dies at 81
  • Jul 21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • Jul 23 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93
  • Jul 24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • Jul 25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • Jul 26 Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)
  • Jul 26 Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), dies at 73
  • Jul 27 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • Jul 27 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • Jul 28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • Jul 30 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83
  • Jul 31 Mitch Miller, American oboist and recording producer (Sing Along with Mitch), dies at 99