On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland claims his only major title; wins by 3 strokes from American pair Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

  • FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany: Japan beats US, 3-1 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time

Famous Deaths

  • David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)