July 1: Day of the Week
July 1, 2019 was the 182nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 1: This Day in History
The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.
July 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1863Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
- 1881The world’s first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
- 1947The Philippine Air Force is established.
- 1960Independence of Somalia.
- 1981The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
- 1984The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
- 1991The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
- 1997China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
- 2002The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
- 2004Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
Who were born on July 1?
- 1506King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1526)
- 1883Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
- 1913Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (d. 1979)
- 1931Leslie Caron, French actress
- 1962Andre Braugher, American actor
- 1966Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
- 1967Pamela Anderson, Canadian model
- 1971Missy Elliott, American rapper and singer
- 1982Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
- 1998Hollie Steel, English singer
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