On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 2002

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 Women's Golf Open

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)
2002 Highlights

About July 7, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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