Historical Events in July 2004

  • Jul 1 Saturn Orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
  • Jul 2 ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.
  • Jul 3 Official opening of Bangkok's subway system.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Jul 4 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins the second of 5 straight Wimbledon singles titles beating Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4
  • Jul 4 UEFA European Championship Final: In a huge upset Greece beats host nation Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon
  • Jul 5 First Indonesian presidential election by the people - first round (eventually won by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Legends on the Niagara GC: Meg Mallon wins by 4 strokes from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 13 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • Jul 16 Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Former South African President Nelson Mandela calls for commitment by the world to take action against AIDS

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 18 133rd British Golf Open: Todd Hamilton shoots a 274 at Royal Troon Golf Club

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 18 12th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Jul 21 The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces
  • Jul 22 37th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 25 91st Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
  • Jul 25 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Portrush: Pete Oakley wins by 1 stroke from fellow American Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero of Argentina

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 30 "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released

Actor Kal Penn
Actor
Kal Penn