What Happened on July 9, 2011

Historical Events

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

Famous Weddings

  • American NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Facundo Cabral, Argentine folk, rock, and protest singer-songwriter, shot and killed riding in a car with a concert promoter at 74
  • Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), dies of ventricular fibrillation at 61

About July 9, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo