On This Day

July 2010 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people

Weddings in History

  • Jul 4 "Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii
  • Jul 31 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
  • Jul 4 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
  • Jul 9 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (Tirra Lirra By The River; The Impersonators), dies following a stroke at 93
  • Jul 9 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • Jul 12 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (American Splendor), dies at 70
  • Jul 12 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), dies at 69
  • Jul 14 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • Jul 15 James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)
  • Jul 19 David Warren, Australian scientist and inventor (Flight Data Recorder; Cockpit Voice Recorder - "the black box"), dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • Jul 26 Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)
  • Jul 28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • Jul 31 Mitch Miller, American oboist and recording producer (Sing Along with Mitch), dies at 99