What Happened in July 2011

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech left hander Petra Kvitová wins her first Grand Slam title beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jul 2 American twin brothers Bob & Mike Bryan earn their record equalling 11th Grand Slam doubles title with a straight sets win over Robert Lindstedt & Horia Tecău at Wimbledon
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first Wimbledon title
  • 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 7 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapses, 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 9 Super Rugby Final: Queensland Reds beat Canterbury Crusaders 18-13 at home at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane for their first SR title
  • 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 11 US Open Women's Golf, The Boardmoor: Ryu So-yeon wins her first major in a playoff with fellow South Korean Hee Hung Seo
  • 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 17 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: 2-2 a.e.t. but Japan beats US 3-1 on penalties in Frankfurt, Germany

Film release premierFilm Premier

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
  • Jul 24 British Open Seniors Golf, Walton Heath: Russ Cochran wins by 2 shots from fellow American Mark Calcavecchia

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 English model Kate Moss (37) weds English guitarist Jamie Hince (42) at St. Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss
  • Jul 2 Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco
  • Jul 9 NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana
  • Jul 15 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands
  • Jul 15 Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy (44) weds Amy Petitgout in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
  • Jul 23 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 30 Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 1 "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (40) divorces actor Thomas Jane (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 1 Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) and actress Scarlett Johansson (26) divorce due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

  • Jul 1 Ann Serano Lopez divorces actor and talk show host George Lopez (49) due to irreconcilable differences

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 1 Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, Brazilian politician (b. 1930)
  • Jul 4 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999) (b. 1912)
  • Jul 5 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 7 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), dies at 82
  • Jul 8 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), dies of a stroke at 87
  • Jul 8 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

Person of interestBetty Ford

Jul 8 Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, dies at 93

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Jul 9 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • Jul 9 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), dies of ventricular fibrillation at 61
  • Jul 10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 11 George Lascelles, English Earl of Harewood, Director of the Royal Opera House, dies at 88
  • Jul 12 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • Jul 12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Jul 13 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer (Wonderful Dream), dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • Jul 19 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • Jul 20 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • Jul 22 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), dies at 87
  • Jul 22 Tom Aldredge, American actor (The Sopranos, What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), dies at 83

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

Jul 23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol poisoning at 27

  • Jul 23 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), dies at 75
  • Jul 24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 24 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • Jul 24 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • Jul 25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 25 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • Jul 26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27 Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 27 Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, dies at 85
  • Jul 28 Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Jul 29 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), dies at 84