On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardBritish 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

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