What Happened on July 21, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Open Golf, Muirfield: Ernie Els of South Africa wins first of 2 Open titles in a playoff from Australians Stuart Appleby & Steve Elkington, and Frenchman Thomas Levet

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the then largest such filing in United States history

Famous Deaths

  • Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), dies in a car crash at 59
  • John Cunningham, British Royal Air Force night fighter ace (WW II), dies at 84