On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 2016

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

Elie 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
2016 Highlights

About July 2, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer