What’s on in July 2018

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28 June 2018

What’s on in July 2018

by AGGro

Sun 1st * Formula 1 – Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg

* Cricket – Women’s T20 tri-series final, Chelmsford

Ÿ Debbie Harry (Blondie) is 73 today

Mon 2nd * TENNIS – WIMBLEDON – until 15th July

* Cricket – England v India T20s

* Cricket – T20 Blast starts

* Football – World Cup quarter-finals – until 7th July

* Cycling – Tour de France – until 29th July

* Cricket – England women v New Zealand women, first ODI, Headingly

Tues 3rd
Wed 4th *AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY – celebrating ‘The Declaration of Independence’ on 4th July 1776 when the Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the USA, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

* 100 years ago: WW1 – Battle of Hamel – a successful attack by the Australian Army and US Army infantry, supported by British tanks,

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Exiled Polish leader General Władysław Sikorski died in a mysterious air crash in Gibraltar.

* Jo Whiley (BBC2 DJ) is 53 today

Thurs 5th * 75 years ago: WW2 – Battle of Kursk (Operation Citadel), the largest tank battle in history, begins.  The Russian Red Army halted the Axis forces.  For the remainder of the war , the Germans were limited to reacting to Soviet advances and were never able to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front.
Fri 6th * Buxton International Festival – until 12th July

* Cricket – England v India T20s

* George Bush is 73 today

Sat 7th * 13 years ago:  7/7 London bombings – four bombs on London Transport  kill 56 people and injure 700 others.

* Ringo Starr is 78 today

Sun 8th * Formula 1 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone

* Cricket – England v India T20s

* Monty Don (BBC Gardeners World) is 73 today

Mon 9th
Tues 10th * Football – World Cup semi-final, St Petersburg

* Cricket – England women v New Zealand women, second ODI, Derby

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily) begins

Wed 11th *  Football – World Cup semi-final, Moscow

* 75 years ago: WW2 -Ukrainian Insurgent Army massacre Poles at Dominopol.

Thurs 12th * Orangeman’s Day, Ulster – Remember King Billy

* Cricket – England v India ODIs

*  Cricket – England women v New Zealand women, third ODI, Leicester (d/n)

* Football – World Cup third-place play-off, St Petersburg

* Triathlon – ITU World Series, Hamburg – until 15th July

* Athletics – World Cup London 2018, London Stadium – until 15th July

* 75 years ago: WW2 -The Japanese win a tactical victory at the Battle of Kolombangara.

Fri 13th * 100 years ago: WW1 Battle of Abu Tellul. – until 1st July

* 75 years ago: WW2 -Hitler calls off the Kursk offensive, but the Soviets continue the battle

Ÿ 23 years ago: Srebrenica Massacre.  8000 Bosnians killed by Serbian Scorpion units despite the presence of 400 UN Dutch soldiers

Sat 14th * BASTILLE DAY French National holiday.  French prison stormed in 1789.

* Cricket – England v India ODIs

Sun 15th * Saint Swuthun’s Day “St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain.

St Swithun’s day if thou be fair, For forty days ’twill rain nae mare.


* Golf – The Open, Carnoustie – until 22nd July

* 100 years ago: WW1 Second Battle of the Marne and last German offensive on the Western Front, which fails when the Germans are counterattacked by the French. – until 6th Aug

* David Miliband is 53 today

Mon 16th
Tues 17th * Cricket – England v India ODIs

* The Duchess of Cornwall is 71 & Angela Merkel is 64 today

Wed 18th * Saint James Day patron saint of Spain and pilgrims

* 50 years ago: Intel (semiconductor company) is founded.

* Richard Branson is 68 today

Thurs 19th * 75 years ago: WW2 – The Allies bomb Rome for the first time.

* Nicola Sturgeon is 48 today

Fri 20th *Rugby Union – Men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens World Cup, San Francisco – until 22nd July

* 50th Stainsby Hall Music Festival, Derbyshire – until 22nd July

Sat 21st * Athletics: London Anniversary Games, London Stadium – until 22nd  July

* Hockey: Women’s World Cup, London – until 5th Aug

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Bellicose targeting of Friedrichshafen Würzburg radars is the first bombing of a V-2 rocket facility.


Sun 22nd * Cricket: Women’s Super League starts

* Formula 1: German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

* 75 years ago: WW2 – U.S. forces under Patton capture Palermo, Sicily.

Mon 23rd
Tues 24th * 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Gomorrah – RAF &USAAF  bomb Hamburg, Germany.  This created one of the largest firestorms in WW2 killing 42,600 civilians and wounding 37,000.  The city was virtually destroyed.
Wed 25th * 75 years ago: WW2 – Mussolini is arrested and relieved of his offices after a meeting with Italian King Victor Emmanuel III, who chooses Marshal Pietro Badoglio to form a new government.
Thurs 26th * WOMAD UK Music Festival, Charlton Park, Malmesbury – until 29th July

* CarFest (North), Bolesworth, Cheshire – founded by Chris Evans (BBC DJ) n 2012,and raises funds for Children in Need – until 29th July

* Mick Jagger is 75 today

Fri 27th * CLA Game Fair , Ragley Hall, Warwickshire – until 29th July * Triathlon – ITU World Series, Edmonton – until 29th July

* Bugs Bunny is 78 today

Sat 28th * Cycling: Ride London-Surrey – until 29th July
Sun 29th * Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
Mon 30th * Badminton: World Championships, Nanjing, China – until 5th Aug

*Sailing: World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark – until 12th Aug

Tues 31st * Taekwondo: World Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina – until 5th Aug

* 50 years ago: Dad’s Army was broadcast for the first time.

* J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter’s creator) is 53 today


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