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