On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
  • Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Joe Daley wins his lone career major title by 2 strokes from Tom Lehman
  • UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title

Famous Deaths

  • Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), dies of heart failure at 86