On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Crude oil resumes flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after workers welded shut a bullet hole that caused 260,000 US gallons of oil to spill out
  • The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho, born in Maseru, Lesotho

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, dies at 91
  • Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), dies at 87
  • Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)