July 2: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

July 2nd marks the 183rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 184th in case of leap years). There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Cancer. Famous birthdays on this day include Lindsay Lohan (1986), Margot Robbie (1990) and Ashley Tisdale (1985).
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Which were the most popular Movies released around July 2 over the years?
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Release year: 2022

Directed by: Henry Hobson

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson

Country: United States of America

Black Bird

Black Bird

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Rebecca Massey

America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Reader's Digest

We the People

We the People

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Scott Harris

Cat People

Cat People

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Paul Schrader


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2?


  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.


  • 2019 Two car bombs and gunmen were used by Islamist militants to attack the Niger Armed Forces Base in Inates, close to the border with Mali. They killed 18 soldiers. They also kidnapped four Nigerien soldiers, and stole dozens more vehicles.
  • 2018 Crossing the Ditch. Scott Donaldson, a New Zealander, becomes the first solo kayaker who successfully crosses the Tasman Sea. After 62 days at sea, Donaldson landed at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth at 8.44 PM local time (08.44 UTC).
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Three suicide bombers attack Damascus killing at least 21 and injuring 12 more.
  • 2016 After a standoff with Rapid Action Battalion, 13 hostages were freed from the Gulshan attack in 2016. (Reuters) Twenty-five hostages were killed and two police officers were injured. Six gunmen have been captured and six are now dead.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 2 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - One Dance
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - Fancy
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines
  • 2012 - Call Me Maybe
  • 2011 - Rolling In The Deep
  • 2010 - California Gurls
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Viva La Vidayoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Ride
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Ain't It Fun
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Burn It Down
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - The Good Life
  • 2009 - New Divide


Which were the most popular books released around July 2 over the years?
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Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver

Roadside Crosses

Year: 2009


The Monterey Peninsula is shaken when a murderer begins to leave roadside crosses alongside local highways -- not out of memory, but to announce his intent to kill.

The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation Speaks

Year: 2000


"I was covering the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day for NBC News when I first realized how much we owe the World War II Generation.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

Year: 1979


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Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

Year: 1968


With the authors of Is Paris Burning, they take you from the City of Light to The Suit of Lights. They trace the rise of El Cordobes, a matador, from an anonymous, poor boyhood to

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Affluent Society

Year: 1958


John Kenneth Galbraith's classic study of postwar America's private wealth and public poverty. With his trademark clarity, humor, and eloquence Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith get to the heart of

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