On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 154th Grand National: Richard Guest wins aboard Red Marauder; trainer Martin Pipe saddles 10 of 40-strong field, Blowing Wind best at 3rd place
  • Mars Odyssey is launched

Famous Deaths

  • Beatrice Straight, American actress (Network, Poltergeist, Power), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), dies of a heart attack at 50