On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house
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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Jennie Garth (43) weds actor David Abrams in Los Olivos, California
  • Professional dancer Kevin Clifton (33) weds fellow dancer Karen Hauer (33) at One Great George Street in Westminster
  • Singer Peter Andre (42) weds Emily MacDonagh at Mamhead House in Exeter

Famous Deaths

  • Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56
  • Satoru Iwata, Japanese CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), dies of cancer at 55