What Happened on July 9, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
  • Super Rugby Final: Queensland Reds beat Canterbury Crusaders 18-13 at home at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane for their first SR title

Famous Weddings

  • NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), dies of ventricular fibrillation at 61