On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
  • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Walton Heath: Russ Cochran wins by 2 shots from fellow American Mark Calcavecchia
  • Copa América Final, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires: Diego Forlán scores twice as Uruguay beats Paraguay, 3–0 to earn their 15th title

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88