Historical Events in July 2005

  • Jul 1 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 2 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Jul 3 The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer makes it 3 straight Wimbledon titles beating American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4
  • Jul 4 The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1
  • Jul 6 IOC awards London the right to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 with a vote of 54 to 50 over Paris on the fourth and final ballot.
  • Jul 7 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
  • Jul 7 Influenced by Live 8, the G8 leaders pledge to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010
  • Jul 10 Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage
  • Jul 12 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • Jul 14 38th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 15 "Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 16 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Colin Montgomerie

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 17 13th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Jul 17 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull
  • Jul 20 Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent
  • Jul 21 Four terrorist bombers target London's public transportation system, exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings. All four bombs fail to detonate leading to the capture of all the bombers.
  • Jul 22 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
  • Jul 23 Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people
  • Jul 24 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping
  • Jul 24 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Seniors title in a playoff with Ireland's Des Smyth
  • Jul 26 Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission - Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003
  • Jul 26 Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
  • Jul 26 Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon.
  • Jul 27 STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem
  • Jul 28 The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland
  • Jul 28 A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing ¬£4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
  • Jul 29 Astronomers announce their discovery of dwarf planet Eris