On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility

Famous Deaths

  • Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75

Person of interestElie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87

Author Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
  • Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69