What Happened on July 3, 2001

Historical Events

  • A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people
  • At a meeting of its oil ministers, OPEC agrees to maintain current production quotas; ministers indicate that, if Iraqi oil returns to the market, they may cut production in response to maintain their desired level of prices

Famous Weddings

Jason Bateman

Actors Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka tie the knot

Famous Deaths

  • Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64
  • Johnny Russell, American country songwriter (Act Naturally; Let's Fall To Pieces Together), singer and comedian dies of complications from diabetes at 61
  • Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz), dies at 70

About July 3, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: U Remind Me - Usher
  • UK #1 Song: The Way To Your Love - Hear'say