July 2017 calendar

July 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 2017: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2017?


  • 01 Jul 2017 Death and funeral of Helmut Kohl: World leaders such as Bill Clinton, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May, Dmitry Medvedev and Angela Merkel attend the memorial service for the former West German leader Helmut Kohl. (Fox News), (The Independent)
  • 02 Jul 2017 Syrian Civil War: Three suicide bombers in Damascus kill at least 21 people and wound 12 others. (The Guardian)
  • 03 Jul 2017 Battle of Mosul: Three female ISIL suicide bombers kill 15 people and injure five in three separate incidents over the last two days as the fight for Mosul winds down. (AP via CBS News)
  • 04 Jul 2017 A garment factory boiler explosion in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills 10 people and injures dozens. (Reuters)
  • 05 Jul 2017 Mexican Drug War: A gunfight between La Línea gang members and a rival cartel in Madera Municipality, Chihuahua, leaves at least 14 people dead. (The Washington Post)
  • 06 Jul 2017 World heritage sites: In a meeting held in the city of Kraków, Poland, UNESCO decides not to include Machu Picchu on its list of endangered heritage sites due to the steps taken by Peruvian authorities to address concerns about the condition of the Inca citadel. (The Australian)
  • 07 Jul 2017 Sinai insurgency: Masked militants attack an Egyptian Army checkpoint in a village south of Rafah, North Sinai Governorate, killing at least 23 soldiers, including a high-ranking special forces colonel. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria later claims responsibility. The attack included VBIED and signal jamming. (The Guardian)
  • 08 Jul 2017 Tropical Storm Nanmadol (2017): The death toll from flooding on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu rises to 15, with six others missing. (AP via The Telegraph)
  • 09 Jul 2017 World heritage sites: UNESCO declares eight new sites as world heritage sites; including Lake District in North West England and Iran's Historic City of Yazd. (BBC) (UNESCO)
  • 10 Jul 2017 Battle of Mosul (2016–17): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares the battle for Mosul over, after the majority of ISIL militants were defeated. (BBC)
  • 11 Jul 2017 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present): According to the Turkish Army, its overnight air strike in Dargeçit killed eleven militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party. (Reuters)
  • 12 Jul 2017 Monkey selfie: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco hears a case on whether or not a Celebes crested macaque owns its selfie. (CNET)
  • 13 Jul 2017 Crime in Mexico: Masked men attack a child's birthday party in Tizayuca, Hidalgo, killing 11 adults. (BBC)
  • 14 Jul 2017 2017 Temple Mount shooting: Two Druze Israeli police officers are killed in an attack at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. (BBC)
  • 15 Jul 2017 At least eight people are killed in a stampede at a football stadium in Dakar, Senegal, that started after police used tear gas to break up a fight between the rival teams' fans. (Reuters)
  • 16 Jul 2017 Jodie Whittaker has been announced to be replacing Peter Capaldi as the thirteenth incarnation of The Doctor, becoming the first woman to take the lead role of the BBC's long-running science fiction television series, Doctor Who. (BBC)
  • 17 Jul 2017 Moro conflict: A new set of kidnappings and a jail break plague Sulu province in the southern region of Mindanao in the Philippines. (The Japan Times)
  • 18 Jul 2017 Earthquakes in 2017: A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, west of the Alaskan Aleutian Island of Attu, in the North Pacific Ocean. No immediate reports of casualties or damage; a tsunami warning was cancelled. (Reuters) (AP) (USGS)
  • 19 Jul 2017 Singer Barbara Weldens, whose recently released first album had won several awards, collapses and dies on stage while singing in Festival Léo Ferré in Gourdon in southwestern France. The 35-year-old singer and poet apparently was electrocuted. (BBC) (The Quebec Times)
  • 20 Jul 2017 Syrian Civil War: Syrian rebels, who have benefited from the "covert" CIA military aid program, say they have not been officially informed of the U.S. decision to stop this aid, and add that its full impact depends on whether U.S. allies Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey continue to support their fight. A Free Syrian Army commander warns this decision risks triggering the collapse of the moderate opposition. (Reuters)
  • 21 Jul 2017 Syrian Civil War: Violent clashes break out between the Syrian rebels and Syrian Democratic Forces on the outskirts of al-Muhsenli Village, in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, but no casualties are reported. (Iraqi News)Syrian Army forces shell, using heavy artillery, the residential neighborhoods in Zaitan Village, in the countryside of Aleppo, destroying civilian property. (Iraqi News)
  • 22 Jul 2017 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: 2017 Temple Mount crisis: A United Nations Security Council session is to be held to address the escalating violence in Jerusalem. (Deutsche Welle)
  • 23 Jul 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Russian air force bombards the city of Madan and Zor Shamr Camp, south and east of Raqqa, Syria, with cluster bombs, killing six civilians and wounding 19 others. Nearby Alburamadan town was also struck; there are no reports of casualties. (SyriaNews)
  • 24 Jul 2017 War in Afghanistan: A suicide car bombing in the western part of Kabul kills at least 24 and injures more than 40 people. Afghan authorities say the target of the attack was a bus of civilian government workers from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera)U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis criticizes The Pentagon for wasting US$28 million for Afghan woodland camouflage that did not match the country's terrain. (The Hill)
  • 25 Jul 2017 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: 2017 Temple Mount crisis: The Israeli government says it will remove metal detectors and some cameras recently installed at the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that resulted in a wave of protests and some deaths. Instead, less obtrusive surveillance means will be used. (The New York Times) (Haaretz) (Reuters)
  • 26 Jul 2017 War in Afghanistan: According to the Defense Ministry, between 26 and 30 military personnel are dead and over 80 Taliban militants have been either killed or wounded amid intense fighting at a military base in Kandahar Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 27 Jul 2017 War in Donbass: Ukraine's domestic intelligence service, the SBU, reports that the March 2017 explosions at Balakliia military base in Eastern Ukraine were caused by a drone carrying a ZMG-1 thermite grenade. The explosions resulted in 1 death and 5 injuries. (Popular Mechanics)
  • 28 Jul 2017 2017 Hamburg attack: One person is killed and four others are injured in a knife attack in an Edeka supermarket in Barmbek in the German city of Hamburg. Mayor Olaf Scholz said the attack was motivated by "hate". The attacker is reported to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" before attacking. (BBC)
  • 29 Jul 2017 South African Premier Division: Two people die and 17 others are injured in a stampede at the First National Bank Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, during a soccer match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. (Mail and Guardian) (BBC)
  • 30 Jul 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: Boko Haram insurgents ambush an oil exploration team in the Magumeri area of Borno State, Nigeria, killing at least 69 people. (AFP via News24)
  • 31 Jul 2017 Scripps Networks Interactive: Discovery Communications announces it will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for US$ 14.6 billion. (CNBC)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Despacito
  2. - I'm The One
  3. - Wild Thoughts
  4. - That's What I Like
  5. - Shape Of You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna



Release year: 2017

Directed by: Yûichi Fukuda

Starring: Kôichi Yamadera, Shun Oguri, Masami Nagasawa, Takayuki Yamada

The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon


Which were the most popular books released in July 2017?
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Rediscovering Americanism by Mark R. Levin

Rediscovering Americanism


From #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America’s most sacred values.In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R.

The Whistler by John Grisham

The Whistler


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett We expect our judges to be honest and wise.

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals


The Instant New York Times and USA Today BestsellerIdentical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently.Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her.

The Duchess by Danielle Steel

The Duchess


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The incomparable Danielle Steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth-century England, where a high-born young woman is forced out into the world—and begins a journey of survival, sensuality, and long-sought justice.

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy