On This Day

What Happened in July 2013

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi
  • Jul 1 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan
  • Jul 1 Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union
  • Jul 2 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
  • Jul 2 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months
  • Jul 3 Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president
  • Jul 4 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
  • Jul 5 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • Jul 6 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • Jul 6 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bob & Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic & Marcelo Melo to be the only doubles pair to hold all 4 major titles and Olympic gold medal at same time
  • Jul 6 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia, 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In her last appearance at a major championship, Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam title
  • Jul 7 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

  • Jul 8 42 people killed, hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit-in protest in Cairo
  • Jul 8 A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India
  • Jul 10 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
  • Jul 11 30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq

Television Premiere

Jul 11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards

  • Jul 12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris

United Nations Speech

Jul 12 Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education

  • Jul 13 #BlackLivesMatter created in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin
  • Jul 13 18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia
  • Jul 13 Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jul 14 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Omaha CC: Kenny Perry wins by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Funk
  • Jul 15 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria
  • Jul 15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • Jul 16 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
  • Jul 16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • Jul 17 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jul 17 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China

Music History

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

  • Jul 18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
  • Jul 18 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 19 20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq

Album Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

  • Jul 21 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway
  • Jul 21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines

British Golf Open

Jul 21 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Phil Mickelson wins his 5th major, by 3 strokes from Henrik Stenson of Sweden

Sports History

Jul 21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Historic Event

Jul 21 Philippe of Belgium becomes King of the Belgiums after his father King Albert II's earlier abdication

  • Jul 22 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China

Appointment of Interest

Jul 22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

  • Jul 23 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand
  • Jul 24 22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan
  • Jul 24 80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Jul 26 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
  • Jul 27 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jul 27 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • Jul 27 First Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds
  • Jul 28 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy
  • Jul 29 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • Jul 29 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • Jul 29 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France

Golf Tournament

Jul 29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany

  • Jul 30 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • Jul 30 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan
  • Jul 30 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India
  • Jul 30 Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan
  • Jul 30 Wikileaks discloser Bradley [later Chelsea] Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges

Famous Birthdays

Prince George

Jul 22 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

Avril Lavigne

Jul 1 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

  • Jul 2 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California

Tina Turner

Jul 4 Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

  • Jul 6 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • Jul 8 American model Amber Rose (29) weds American rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; divorce in 2016

Halle Berry

Jul 13 "Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France

Jimmy Kimmel

Jul 13 TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California

  • Jul 20 "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (37) weds lawyer Justin Mikita in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jul 30 "Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin (27) weds actress Laura Haddock (27) in a private ceremony

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 William Gray III, American politician, dies from natural causes at 71
  • Jul 1 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77
  • Jul 1 William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), dies at 71
  • Jul 2 Arlan Stangeland, American politician, dies at 83

Douglas Engelbart

Jul 2 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), dies at 88

  • Jul 2 Sef Imkamp, Dutch politician, dies at 88
  • Jul 2 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, dies at 91
  • Jul 3 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), dies from heart failure at 86
  • Jul 7 Anna Wing, British stage and screen actress (EastEnders, 1985-88 - "Lou Beale"; Blithe Spirit), dies at 98
  • Jul 11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • Jul 11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • Jul 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • Jul 12 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91
  • Jul 12 Amar Bose, American entrepreneur and academic (M.I.T., Bose Corporation), dies at 83

Cory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

  • Jul 13 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), dies at 72
  • Jul 16 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, dies at 85
  • Jul 16 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), dies from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German soccer goalkeeper (Manchester City 508 games; FWA Footballer of the Year 1956), dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), dies from heart failure at 80
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games, 185 goals), dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), dies of dementia complications at 75
  • Jul 24 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • Jul 25 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music (Paper Airplane), dies of an apparent suicide at 56
  • Jul 26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist and songwriter ("After Midnight": "Call Me The Breeze"; "Cocaine"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 26 Rolf Haufs, German writer, dies at 77
  • Jul 27 Lindy Boggs (née Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne), American politician (US Representative from Louisiana, 1973-97), and diplomat, dies from natural causes at 97
  • Jul 28 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1991-2005 (Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and 4 other teams), drowns while boating at 44
  • Jul 28 William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (58 caps; El Nacional, Santos Laguna, América), dies from heart failure at 27
  • Jul 31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91