July 2015 calendar

July 2015

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 2015.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 2015: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2015?


  • 01 Jul 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Shells fired by Houthi forces have killed at least 18 people near the southern port city of Aden, meanwhile United Nations officials have warned that a deadly dengue fever outbreak is rapidly gaining pace in the war-torn country. (Reuters)
  • 02 Jul 2015 Sinai insurgency: July 2015 Sinai attacks: Egypt vows to continue an offensive on the Sinai Peninsula until ISIL militants have been removed. A hundred people have been killed in fighting in the past two days. (BBC)Egyptian Air Force air strikes in the Sinai Peninsula kill at least 23 ISIS-linked militants a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. (Reuters)
  • 03 Jul 2015 Syrian Civil War: Turkey deploys additional troops along its border with Syria as fighting intensifies. (france24 with Reuters)
  • 04 Jul 2015 War in Donbass: A rally of war veterans in Kiev calls for Ukraine to abandon the Minsk II ceasefire agreement and to declare war on pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region. Despite two ceasefire agreements since September, combat operations, including the use of heavy artillery and ballistic missiles, never stopped. (BBC)
  • 05 Jul 2015 American-led intervention in Syria: A United States bombing campaign against ISIL has killed at least 30 people in the Syrian city of Al-Raqqah. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 06 Jul 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): An Iraqi Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 jet, returning from a bombing raid against ISIL militants in the north, accidentally drops a bomb on Baghdad destroying several homes and killing at least 7 civilians. American officials claimed that as many as 65% of Iraqi air force bombers do not drop their bombs due to "lack of targets". (Sky News)
  • 07 Jul 2015 Boko Haram insurgency, Timeline of Boko Haram insurgency: A bomb attack has killed at least 25 people and wounded 32 others in northern Nigeria's Zaria. (BBC)
  • 08 Jul 2015 Boko Haram insurgency, Timeline of Boko Haram insurgency: Suspected militants from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 26 people in attacks on two villages on Lake Chad, Chad. (Daily Star via Reuters)
  • 09 Jul 2015 Chinese stock market crash: The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) imposes a six-month ban on stockholders owning more than 5 percent of a company's stock from selling those stocks, resulting in a 6 percent rise in stock markets. (Reuters)
  • 10 Jul 2015 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al Shabaab militants have stormed two hotels in Somalia's capital Mogadishu killing at least 10 civilians. (ABC News AU) (Business Standard via AFP)
  • 11 Jul 2015 Boko Haram insurgency: A suicide bomber attacks the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killing at least one person. (Reuters)A suicide bomber in a burqa kills 14 people in Chad's capital of N'Djamena. (Reuters) (Chron via AP)
  • 12 Jul 2015 Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen (2015-present): Saudi-led coalition forces bomb Houthi targets in several provinces of Yemen, killing at least 15 people, despite a UN-brokered truce. (Business Standard)
  • 13 Jul 2015 Burundi's army kills 31 suspected rebels and captures 170 others in fighting in the country's north. (ABC News via AP)
  • 14 Jul 2015 At least 27 people are killed in a stampede at the Godavari Maha Pushkaram Hindu festival in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. (NY Times)
  • 15 Jul 2015 Boko Haram: At least 33 people are killed in Boko Haram attacks in recent days in northeastern Nigeria. (CNN)
  • 16 Jul 2015 2014–15 India–Pakistan border skirmishes: India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along their disputed frontier, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen. (Reuters)
  • 17 Jul 2015 Boko Haram, Timeline of Boko Haram insurgency: Suicide bombers killed at least 64 people in multiple blasts in the northeastern towns of Gombe and Damaturu, Nigeria. (WSJ via AP)(Local 10) (BBC)Niger’s army killed at least 30 suspected Boko Haram fighters as it searched for militants in villages just over the border with Nigeria. (NewsDay Zimbabwe)
  • 18 Jul 2015 Persecution of Hazara people in Quetta: In a failed suicide blast, a security guard intercepted a suicide bomber clad in female clothing attempting to enter Quetta’s Hazara town, who then detonated their device that contained 6 to 7 kg (13 to 15 lb) of explosive material, killing themselves and the guard. (Dawn).
  • 19 Jul 2015 British police resume the search for four people missing after an explosion at a mill in Cheshire. (BBC)
  • 20 Jul 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): In a friendly fire incident, a NATO air strike hits an Afghan National Army outpost in Logar Province, about 30 miles east of Kabul, with at least seven soldiers killed and five wounded. (CNN) (The Independent - UK)
  • 21 Jul 2015 The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and human rights organizations say that YPG fighters have captured one juvenile prison and a power station south of Al-Hasakah. (kurdpress)
  • 22 Jul 2015 A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people in northern Afghanistan. (CNN)
  • 23 Jul 2015 Turkey scrambles fighter jets and Turkish tanks open fire on ISIS positions along the Syrian border following an exchange of fire which left one Turkish soldier dead and two injured. The clashes are the first direct combat between the Turkish military and ISIS forces. There are multiple reports of Turkish ground forces crossing the official border into Syria. (Telegraph)
  • 24 Jul 2015 Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War, Spillover of the Syrian Civil War: Turkish warplanes strike ISIS positions in northern Syria following an exchange of gunfire on the Turkish-Syrian border which left one Turkish soldier dead. The airstrikes are said to have killed as many as 35 ISIS militants. (Yahoo)
  • 25 Jul 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: The Saudi-led military coalition announces that a 5-day humanitarian ceasefire has been agreed to, set to begin just before midnight Sunday. (Wall Street Journal)
  • 26 Jul 2015 Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon: A 13-year-old female suicide bomber attacks in the Cameroonian town of Maroua, killing 20 people and injuring another 70. (Voice of America)Cameroonian officials order the closing of mosques and Islamic schools, and bar underage children from being at public places, following the recent strings of suicide bombings. (AP via Fox News)
  • 27 Jul 2015 At least 7 people are killed and many injured after gunmen attack an Indian police station in Punjab. (The Hindu)
  • 28 Jul 2015 Boko Haram attacks in multiple northern Nigerian villages leaves at least 29 dead. (Bloomberg)
  • 29 Jul 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Afghan government claims that Taliban leader Mohammad Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan of natural causes. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 30 Jul 2015 Turkey–PKK conflict: An ambush on a Turkish military convoy in the south-eastern Şırnak Province by PKK militants kills 3 Turkish soldiers. (BBC)
  • 31 Jul 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the Haqqani Network, is reported as having died in 2014. (BBC)

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor



Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Sweethearts on Parade

Sweethearts on Parade

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson


Which were the most popular books released in July 2015?
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The English Spy by Daniel Silva

The English Spy


#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.First

Country by Danielle Steel



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this rich, involving novel from Danielle Steel, a woman’s life catapults from the old to the new, as she learns to seize the moment.

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Dead Wake


#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as …

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop


Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman


From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus.