On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 2001

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

  • Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), dies at 93
  • 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)
2001 Highlights

About October 7, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra