What Happened on July 21, 2002

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's 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

  • Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the then largest such filing in United States history

Sports History

With a record 6 races remaining, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th F1 World Drivers Championship with victory in the French Grand Prix at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; 3rd straight title win


Famous Deaths

  • Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, early David Bowie), dies in a car crash at 59
  • John Cunningham, British Royal Air Force night fighter ace (WW II), dies at 84
2002 Highlights

About July 21, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hot In Herre - Nelly
  • UK #1 Song: Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake) - Gareth Gates