On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 2001

Historical Events

  • Australian cricketer Karen Rolton smashes an unbeaten 209 to set a new world record for highest score in a women's Test in Australia's 9 wicket win v England at Headingley

Sports History

In his first appearance at Daytona since the death of father Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Jr. wins Pepsi 400 coming from 7th with 9 laps remaining to beat teammate Michael Waltrip

Famous Weddings

Drew Barrymore

"Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • Fred Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist ("Everybody's Talkin'"), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • Maria Gorokhovskaya, Russian gymnast (equal record 7 x Olympic medals, Soviet Union 1952; 2 x gold [team, all-round], 5 x silver), dies at 79
2001 Highlights

About July 7, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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