On This Day

What Happened in July 2014

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

  • Jul 1 Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Jul 3 Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros
  • Jul 4 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title
  • Jul 6 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to regain his world #1 ranking

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 7 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take their gloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 9 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jul 9 Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people
  • Jul 9 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • Jul 10 Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop
  • Jul 11 The UN Security Council calls for a special meeting to discuss the current Israel–Palestinian conflict; Israel continue attacks on Gaza

  • Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jul 13 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Tree National: Scotsman Colin Montgomerie wins by 1 stroke after a 3-hole playoff with Gene Sauers
  • Jul 13 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Mo Martin wins her first major title, 1 shot ahead of runners-up Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen
  • Jul 14 The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
  • Jul 14 The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500
  • Jul 14 The Egyptian government propose a cease fire in the Israel–Gaza conflict
  • Jul 14 After 7 days, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel
  • Jul 15 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • Jul 15 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • Jul 15 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Bashar al-Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • Jul 16 Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel
  • Jul 16 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • Jul 16 Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza
  • Jul 17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • Jul 17 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • Jul 18 The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza
  • Jul 20 Patrick Sawyer arrives in city of Lagos in Nigeria and collapses; he dies of Ebola five days later
  • Jul 20 The Israeli Defence Force enter Shuja'iyya, a populous neighbourhood of Gaza City, as part of their ground offensive focused on destroying tunnels crossing the Israel border

  • Jul 20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • Jul 21 After 3 weeks, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has struck about 2,800 targets in Gaza, while Gaza has fired 1,497 rockets at Israel

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Actress Zoe Saldana
Actress
Zoe Saldana
Actor, producer and screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, producer and screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt
  • Jul 22 Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza
  • Jul 22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • Jul 22 European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable
  • Jul 23 20th Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 23 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan
  • Jul 24 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • Jul 24 Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • Jul 24 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • Jul 24 Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel's operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces
  • Jul 24 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 25 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • Jul 25 Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Jul 26 Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
  • Jul 26 While Israel reject long-term ceasefire that does not include destroying the Hamas tunnels, they agree to 12 hour ceasefire; Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip now exceeds 1000
  • Jul 26 The Chinese government suspendes the operations of a Shanghai meat dealer and has makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Jul 27 Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jul 27 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 27 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Jul 28 UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
  • Jul 28 Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible
  • Jul 28 Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip
  • Jul 29 France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza
  • Jul 29 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
  • Jul 29 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history
  • Jul 30 Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346, while 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed
  • Jul 30 The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine
  • Jul 31 The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza
  • Jul 31 Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 4 Star Trek actor Tom Hardy (36) weds actress Charlotte Riley (32) in a secret ceremony
  • Jul 4 Reef band guitarist Jesse Wood (37) weds TV presenter Fearne Cotton (32) in London
  • Jul 5 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York
  • Jul 6 Talent manager Scooter Braun (33) weds philanthropist Yael Cohen (28) in Whistler, British Columbia
  • Jul 19 Actress and singer Naya Rivera (27) weds actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Jul 19 Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine (35) weds Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo (25) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Jul 26 Actress Piper Perabo (37) weds director Stephen Kay in NYC, New York
  • Jul 27 Actress and model Scheana Marie (29) weds longtime boyfriend Michael Shay at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • Jul 1 Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Louis Zamperini, American World War II veteran whose story of capture by the Japanese inspired the movie "Unbroken", dies at 97
  • Jul 5 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • Jul 5 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 7 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), dies at 87
  • Jul 7 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), dies of a heart attack at 88

Person of interestEileen Ford

Jul 9 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • Jul 11 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • Jul 11 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • Jul 13 Nadine Gordimer, South African author & Nobel laureate, dies at 90
  • Jul 14 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • Jul 15 James MacGregor Burns, American political writer (The Lion & the Fox), dies at 95
  • Jul 16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • Jul 17 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, DIES FROM complications from back surgery at 80
  • Jul 17 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • Jul 17 Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef, dies at 45
  • Jul 19 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • Jul 19 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • Jul 23 Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • Jul 25 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), dies at 103
  • Jul 28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • Jul 28 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981), dies at 58
  • Jul 29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • Jul 30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71