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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • 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