On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Greek Credit Crisis: Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion)
  • US and Cuba announce agreement to re-open embassies and establish full diplomatic ties

Famous Deaths

  • Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), dies at 89
  • Sir Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), dies at 106
  • Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88