On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1, 1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, NV
  • LA Clippers acquire 2 NBA megastars in one day; Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in free agency, and Paul George from OKC for an unprecedented trade bounty of players and picks
  • Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders win their 10th title with a 19-3 win over Argentina's Jaguares

Famous Deaths

  • Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), dies from an epileptic seizure at 20
  • João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88
  • João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' dies at 88