On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, supposed European Al Qaeda leader
  • US Open Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Juli Inkster wins her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam; Inkster's 7th and final major victory
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

Famous Deaths

  • Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)