On This Day

What Happened in July 2019 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Sports History

Jul 28 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 4th Senior Open by 2 strokes from Paul Broadhurst

Film & TV History

Jul 28 Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue

  • Jul 29 Prison riot kills 58, with 16 decapitated in battle between rival factions at the Altamira prison, Para state, Brazil

#1 in the Charts

Jul 29 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks

  • Jul 31 US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 by 0.25%

Historic Event

Jul 31 Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian army to help put out huge wildfires in Siberia covering three million hectares (7.4 million acres) after 700,000 people sign petition

Historic Event

Jul 31 American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan

  • Jul 31 Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN [1]

Famous Deaths